Worm Farm Feeding
A natural composting waste can provide an organic matter that could enriches the soil and even supplying fisherman and hobbyist with live bait. These are the reasons for your warm farm. Maintaining your worms in your worm farm is usually easy but there are some things that you need to consider.
That is why appropriate feeding is very essential for the worm’s health as well as the health of your farm.
Food for the Worms
Worms are fed on a wide array of food and non-food items for composting. Included in the food items that could be offered are egg shells, filters, coffee grounds, tea bags, cereals, bread products, greens, vegetables and fruits. The worms will eat anything, so it is very essential to determine which foods are appropriate.
- • Food and Non-Food Items
Fruits and veggies are simply composted by worms. The essential thing to keep in mind when serving fruits and vegetables is the size of its pieces. Fruit pieces must be cut to ½ inches slices or pieces. This is important because small pieces can be consumed easily. Blending the food with water are ideal means for the worms to consume and find the food easily. The peelings of apple and banana are also good for them.
Furthermore, fruits and veggies are very nutritious for the worms. Worms that are nourished with a proper diet could produce a nutritious substance that is favorable for flower beds, gardens, crops and indoor flower pots. There are also some non-food items that can be beneficial for worms for composting such as soaked leaves, cardboard, hair clippings, cotton rags and other paper product. A box of pizza that is been soaked and torn can be great food for worms.
Foods that are Not Great for Worms
- Dairy and meat products are not ideal for worms. Even though, worms will surely love to eat these food items, remember that maggots and flies can be attracted to it especially when it starts to decay and it can cause foul smell and germs to develop into your farm.
- Citrus fruits, garlic and onions are not beneficial for worms.
- Pineapple which generally contains enzyme would surely kill the worms.
- Pickled or salted foods
- Fresh cut weed and grass clippings will heat up can surely kill the worms.
- Some hard wood sawdust can surely cause toxins such as cedar and oak.
- Spoiled inflated canned goods
Avoid feeding your worm farm too much and always remember to monitor the excess food items that can build-up the farm. Add fresh food if the old food is already consumed. Overfeeding can cause smell and could kill worms and decrease their breeding capability as well.