FAQ

Starting your own worm farm is surprisingly easy. We have answered a few common questions
to help you get started.

If you have any other questions, problems, or you are unsure about anything,
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How many worms do I need to start my home composting system?

What can I feed my worms?

Where is the best place to position my worm farm?

Should I need to water my worms?

Are mites a problem in my worm bin?

Do I need to add lime?

A worm box made of hay

 

How many worms do I need to start my home composting system?1000 per person is a generally a good rule. You can start with less and build up your worm population if you need more.

What can I feed my worms?Most household compost is perfect. Although meat should be avoided, as it may smell or attract pests.
Citrus and onion peel take a long time to break down, best to avoid adding these. You can feed your worms garden compost or even newspaper.
These tend to take up a lot of space, so the amount you should add will depend on the size of the compost system you have.

Where is the best place to position my worm farm?Worms don’t like to be too hot, so a place which is cool in the summer, but gets some winter sun is best.
Under a deciduous tree is generally a good site.

Should I water my worms?Only if the soil in your worm farm seems dry. Usually the moisture from your household compost is enough.

If you do water them, remember that worms like a shower but not a bath.
Treat them as you would a pot plant.

Are mites a problem in my worm bin?No, they will come and go with climatic changes.

Do I need to add lime?An occasional handful of lime will keep your compost sweet.

The optimum PH level is 6.7- 7.2.


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