Have you ever wondered what benefits you get from worm farming? Why more and more gardeners prefer it? Read on and discover its wonder!
The Essential Benefits Of Worm Farming | Homesteading For Beginners
What is Worm Farming?
“Worm Farming, vermicomposting, worm composting and vermiculture are the different names of the process of using various species of worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and earthworms, to transform your organic kitchen waste into an organic nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden. If you want to learn more read this ” Vermicomposting | Fertilize With Worm Castings”.
Worms’ digestion process helps improves soil naturally by conditioning it. More and more gardeners are taking advantage in this process through worm farming.
The many benefits of worm farming are great for our environment, garden and households.
1. Financial Savings
You can definitely save if you’re able to limit the use of trash bags and if you are no longer buying fertilizer for your plants. With the help of a healthy worm farm, you will have the fertilizer that you can use for your garden.
2. Recycle’s Your Leftovers
Recycling your food leftovers by Worm Farming is a great way to produce soil conditioner and fertilizer, in the form of Vermicast. You can use vermicast to improve the nutrients in the soil so that you produce healthy plants and vegetables.
Likewise, the liquid vermicast or worm tea is an effective pesticide and fungicide. Read more about worm tea here.
3. Follows The Natural Cycle
Through worm farming your waste from food products that you grow and consume are helping you grow more food for consumption plus you get to control what is going back into your garden and can reduce harmful chemicals that are being introduced to your body and environment.
I’m pretty sure you know why of course, it is because worms are the perfect bait. There’ s need to worry that you might run out of worm supply because worms multiply generously. One worm and its offspring can produce 1500 worms in a year!
5. Worms Are Fun
You know how kids love to see creepy crawling creatures contained but totally visible, so worm farming project is a great project for kids and adults.
— Homesteading (@HomesteadingUSA) May 11, 2015
A special shout out to the people of biosoil.farm who have come up with the amazing infographic below:
Worm Castings Are A “Miracle” Soil Conditioner
Increases Soil Fertility
Better seed germination. More flower and fruit production.
Safe For Kids And Pets
Unlike chemical fertilizers, Worm Casting are completely non-toxic and won’t hurt animals or people.
Plants, fruit, and flowers grow bigger with worm castings.
Castings smells like dirt.
Unlike chemical fertilizers which are made from Natural Gas, Worm Castings are 100% natural and non-toxic.
Will Not Burn Plants
Unlike chemical fertilizers, Worm Castings will not burn plants or harm soil at ANY level.
Safe For The Environment
Unlike chemical Fertilizers, worm castings do not destroy the water table or environment.
Castings add organic matter into the soil improving air flow in the soil.
Worm Castings help the soil retain water meaning you can water them less saving water.
Worm Castings add beneficial microbes to the soil that destroy bad microbes helping keep the plants and soil healthy.
Want to learn more about the benefits of Worm Farming? Let’s watch this video from OhHowHappyGardener:
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