Being an apartment-dweller shouldn't limit your ability to recycle food waste. In fact, we decided to put it to the test! Jonathan from the Good & Fugly team set up a worm farm in his apartment to see how it all worked!
But first, let’s take a step back. What is a worm farm?
A worm farm is a contained space that houses special worms (Red Worms). They are not the same worms you would find writhing around the garden. When you add food and plant scraps to the worm farm, the worms then eat their way through the food waste, finally turning it into castings as well as a fantastic natural garden fertilizer. Worm farming is a great way to divert waste from landfills and feed your plants. In short, it’s a win-win.
How does this work for people living in an apartment?
Excitingly, more and more options are coming to market for those wanting to compost in a small living space. Jonathan from the team used a Tumbleweed Cube and it worked a treat! Only taking up a small amount of space on the balcony, he was able to roll up his sleeves and get underway.
So, how did Jonathan go with his worm farm?
Pretty great! Using Can-O-Worms,he added the worms to the compost bin and boom - Jonathan became a worm farmer!
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What are Jonathan's top 3 tips for starting a worm farm in an apartment?
- Place your worm in a shady spot and out of direct sunlight. Worms will not survive in strong heat or direct sunlight.
- Spend time learning about what to feed your worms and what not to feed your worms. This will make all the difference in keeping them happy and thriving.
- After a couple of months of having your worm farm, you will be able to collect Worm Juice, also known as 'liquid gold'. It’s full of stacks of good microbes such as fungi that your plants and veggie patch will love.
If you’re keen to set up a worm farm of your own, you can get learn the basics and start turning your food waste into gold!
You can check out a range of worm farms at Tumbleweed. Happy Worming! .