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Coming Up With An Effective Worm Farm Design

Updated on September 11, 2010

Coming Up With An Effective Worm Farm Design

 You do not need a lot of teaching to come up with a worm farm design but there are certain rules you need to stick by. In order to have a successful worm farm there are certain aspects you cannot neglect. No matter how long you have been thinking of starting up your worm farm for, you want to make sure you do it right. These tips will help you do just that.

 To come up with a worm farm design the first aspect to be concerned with is the ground. Are you going to use a concrete pad or just some bricks for the floor of your worm farm? It really does not have to be anything fancy because after all you are just going to be covering everything with dirt and having worms crawl over it anyway. You will need to poke holes in whatever sort of container you are using for the worm farm, some in the top for ventilation and others in the bottom for drainage.

 You must have ten to twenty holes poked in the bottom of each worm farm container for drainage, so the container does not flood and drown the worms. Worms can handle a bit of water but if you are over watering and flooding the container they will not be able to survive. Check the drainage holes regularly for debris and clean if you need to. There are a lot of options for the materials you can use inside your worm farm design.

 Damp newspaper is one of the best materials to use, as is garden soil to give the worms a nice soft home to live in. They enjoy eating almost any type of garbage so you can keep leftovers from dinner and throughout the day and actually make use of these. Milk products are one of the few things they will not eat so do not even bother. These are the basic steps to creating a successful worm farm design.

 There are more complex steps you can add in if you like, for instance building several worm farms in a row. You would need to use longer containers for this and would need a specific area in your home or outside to hold the farms. Of course this is much more serious and you need to be sure that you are ready to take on the work of it all but it can be quite financially rewarding. As long as you get word out about your business and let people know what you have to offer you should do quite well.


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