Compost can help gardens and flowerbeds in a number of ways. It provides nutrients to the soil and allows food and flowers to grow faster and healthier. One of the best ways to make compost is by having a worm farm. With a few easy steps you can have your worm farm up and running and you will be so glad you did, especially if you are an avid gardener who takes pride in their plants.
The first decision you need to make is how many worm farms you want to take care of at one time. Depending on how large your garden is and how much room you have to house these worm farms, you may want to start up a few. You need to figure this out first because you will need a separate container for each warm farm. You do not want them all to be squashed up against one another.
Preparing the containers is a quick and easy process, which you can do with a few basic tools you probably have right at home. There will need to be quite a few holes drilled in the bottom as well as up around the top. These holes are going to provide drainage and ventilation for your worm farms, both which are necessary in order for the worms to survive. The holes should be as evenly spaced as possible.
Now you can get to work on the bedding for your worm farms which is going to offer the worms a comfortable place to lay and also ensure that they can crawl under and hide away from the light since they like being in the dark. You can use a variety of materials to make up the bedding but damp newspaper and garden soil typically work the best. Then you can also toss in some cardboard and dried leaves to provide more depth for the bedding and also help with soaking up water. You will need to water the soil on a regular basis to keep the worms from dying.
Some people think that worms just need soil or garbage to survive but water is essential as well. Instead you will want to feed them garbage a few times a week, just small amounts each time. Caring for a worm farm is really quite simple and it is a worthwhile venture to take on. Then you can use the compost in your garden and this offers long-term benefits to your flowerbeds and garden.