Whether you have a vegetable garden, flower garden or both, if you want it to do well then you will want to use compost. It provides nutrients to the soil and allows food and flowers to grow faster and healthier. If you want the best compost, starting your own worm farm is really the best idea. There are only a few steps involved in getting set up for worm farm composting and you can have your own worm farms in no time at all.
Before you can get started with any worm farm you will need to decide just how many you want to have. This needs to be your first decision because it will determine how many containers you will need. You will need a separate container for each worm farm. Although the containers do not have to be particularly large in size they will need to be adequately sized to hold twenty to thirty worms with room for them to move around.
Preparing the containers is a quick and easy process, which you can do with a few basic tools you probably have right at home. Take a screw or another pointy utensil and use it to drill some holes along the bottom of each container as well as around the top near the lid. The holes should not be so large that the worms can escape but are important because they will provide drainage and ventilation in the containers. It is best to keep the holes evenly spaced especially on the bottom to ensure proper drainage.
Once the containers have been prepared properly you can get to work on the bedding. You will need to include a variety of materials to make bedding that is going to be suitable to keep healthy worms. You can also toss some dried leaves and cardboard into the mix. You will need to water the soil on a regular basis to keep the worms from dying.
The worms will also need to be fed because they cannot survive off soil alone. Instead you will want to feed them garbage a few times a week, just small amounts each time. As long as you maintain a proper schedule for caring for your worm farms you can have great success with your worm farms. Now you will have compost whenever you need it and it is so easy to use.