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Keeping Worm Farms in Family Households for Red Wiggler Worm Vermicomposting

Updated on April 10, 2017

Household Worm Farms for Vermicomposting

A typical household will produce a lot of organic waste from its kitchen and lawn. A typical household will always have someone in the family who is fond of gardening, be it the mother or the father and sometimes both. There will also be family fishing trips once in a while to spend quality time with everyone.

Building and Managing Worm Farms to produce vermicompost materials, cut down a family's garbage production and raise worms for worm baits for fishing trips will be a great recycling investment and activity for the whole family.

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Indoor Worm Vermicompost
Indoor Worm Vermicompost

Keeping Worms Farms in Households

Keeping worm farms to produce organic fertilizers or vermicompost products by using vermiculture or to simply put it, keeping worms to eat your organic garbage to produce fertilizer is a great way to participate in helping out the environment. Instead of throwing out your organic wastes such as table scraps or left over, papers, cardboards, pieces of wood, grass clippings, fallen leaves, etc., etc., you should just place them on your worm farm and have your organic garbage eaten by your worms to produce vermicompost. Introducing organic waste materials and feeding the worms can be a great activity for the whole family. Plus, the kids will learn the importance of recycling.

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Vermicompost for your Garden Soil and Potted Plants

Vermicompost is a mixture of decomposing organic waste materials i.e. food scraps, grass clippings, worm bin beddings and vermicast or worm castings "worm poop". A weekly harvest of vermicompost from you worm farms (depending on how big) will be great for your garden soil's fertility or for indoor potted plants. Vermicompost has more nutrients than an ordinary "hot" compost pile or garden soil. The main ingredient which is worm castings or worm poop is very rich in nitrogen, phosphates and potassium that plants use for growth, fruit & flower bearing and overall health. Converting organic wastes into vermicompost from your worm farm will clearly be a great help in cutting down garbage disposal, enriching a family's garden and saving money from not having to buy chemical fertilizers.

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Worms for Vermicompost in Worm Farms

The best worms to raise for the production of Vermicompost in your worm farms are Red Wiggler worms (Eisenia Foetida). These worms are truly the masters of vermicomposting and they are popular to be used because of their hardiness, big appetite and immense production of worm casting. Red Wiggler worms can survive a wide range of temperatures ranging 16° - 28°C (60° - 80°F) and are very active on the upper ends of its temperature limit. During tolerable warm temperatures, Red Wiggler heavily eats and produces more vermicompost materials. Red Wiggler worms in worm farms are very prolific. Like any worms, they are hermaphroditic- which means they have both male & female sex organs but they still need a pair for fertilization. Red Wiggler worms in worm farms will double their activity including mating on the upper ends of their temperature levels. Another thing that makes Red Wiggler worms great at producing vermicompost is that they are Epigeic or they're topsoil or subsoil dwelling worms this means that they have easy access on the organic wastes and will eat more.

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Red Wiggler worm for fishing
Red Wiggler worm for fishing

Raising Red Wiggler worms in worm farms for Fishing Baits.

Keeping Red Wiggler worms for Fish baits aside from their use in vermicompost production on worm farms is an another bonus to the cycle of benefits that worms can do for you. Juvenile Red Wiggler composting worms are already eating machines, so you can pick the larger ones as fish baits on fishing trips. Red Wiggler worms will trash violently when threaded on hooks making them irresistible to the fishes- a bite in no time! These worms can survive on about an hour under water and can stand and persevere temperatures of 80°F. 2 days before the fishing trip, you can condition your Red Wigglers to be more fat and energetic on the hook by feeding them a lot and giving some worm food pellets.


    Visit Uncle Jim's worm farm for everything about Red Wiggler worms and Worm Composting.We sell worms for composting: Red Wigglers, African Night Crawlers, Canadian Night Crawlers and Gray Night Crawlers. We also provide products for organic gardening


    Your number one online resource for composting or for organic gardening supplies. We offer a variety of quality vermicomposting equipment including red worms, compost bins, organic fertilizer, organic weed control and organic pest control. Go Green!

Visit Uncle Jim's Worm Farm Now!

Uncle Jim is an expert on Red Wiggler worms. Raising them for more than 20 years now, he has been promoting the importance of the roles that the worms play in our environment. That's why he chose raising Red Wiggler worms in a farm to share and promote the benefits of these nature's little wonders!

Uncle Jim's seasoned knowledge about worms and gardening has developed many tools for worm composting and gardening that are based on 20 years of experience.


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      frankwiggler 7 years ago from Spring Grove, PA

      you can go over on some of my hub for that :) read more pls :)

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      timsgademor 7 years ago

      how are you going to take the composte