Garden Worms Raising


Garden worms
are angels from our nature. Everyone knows!


Garden fertilizers and new soil are some of the important items that we have to add into our garden ground every year.


We believed the soil level would be going lower after one whole year of rain falls; and the mineral elements in the ground would be reduced from the planting.





A few years ago, we started everything from new, besides the original piece of ground.


There were soft clay loam for backyard garden and hard clay loam for front yard. We had to replenish the ground elements and amend the soil condition all over before planting. So, with a small budget, it would be quite challenging.


Growing an organic garden is interesting. However, investing in organic fertilisers, organic seeds, organic soil, and organic compost are pretty turf for us. So, we decided to make own compost.





Garden Worms Raising Progress



Raising worms is an excellent idea for all organic gardeners. With the earth worms, you will have always solid rich black soil for your organic growing.


How to raise worms? This is one of the most often asked question from my Singapore friends.





We had done a raising garden worms project once.

             How to Do

  1. Prepared a non-transparent plastic box, prick a few tinny holes at the top sides of the box.

  2. Cover the box bottom with damp newspaper.

  3. Lay two layers of fine chopped loose organic vegetable greens and little dried soil and plenty of brewed coffee ground mix into the box.

  4. Put in two worms. Cover with another layer of damp newspaper.

  5. Sprinkle a little of clean water on the organic materials everyday. Set this in a dark cool place.


    The worms would eat all the materials, digest them and produced our wanted rich black fertilizers.


    It works!





Later, we discovered the easiest way to raise worms with ease (see below).

  • Whenever you are preparing all the plants for the winter season and moving them into the greenhouse or protected area, you may place two worms into every pot.

  • Give them water on and off, to keep the soil moist. After winter, you will discover all the pots are with solid black rich soil and the worms are multiplied. Your plants will be as happy as before.

Where can you find your garden angels?


After rain you will see them more often near the surface of the ground; Other time, they are mostly hide under the damp wet cool places, such as under the weeds or shrub plants.


                           Action
After a rain fall, call all your kids for help. This is the right time to enjoy digging worms together and start an organic gardening project with your family.





Garden Worms are Living in Almost all Soils



Their favourite home, "burrow" is a depth of good soil or leaf-mould. You will see often some little heaps of soil thrown up by them at the entrance of their house.


These heaps of soil (worm-casts) are composed of soil which the earth worm has eaten and digested. These worm-casts are useful plant food for your natural growing plants.


All earthworms are with both male and female organs. They love to drag and collect vegetable matter near their house in the night, so, they do not need to risk themselves on the surface of the ground during the day.


                                   Benefits
You gain not only the useful solid fertilisers from them, but also the soil tilling from their body movements; and their home can provide easy drainage for the roots of your plants.


If you have a bigger space, you may build compost bin or compost pile by yourself; or simply buy one or more of the compost containers from the market; or garden suppliers.


If you have a small gardening space like ours, you may use earth flower pots to be your compost containers. Just do the same way as in the box. This way, you can add more materials at one time and don't have to monitor the progress.





Garden Worms Love Brewed Coffee Ground



After the final layer of waste, simply add two or more worms in it and cover with a thin layer of soil. Remember to add plenty of brewed coffee ground and sprinkle clean water everyday over it.


       Building compost in this way is simple and hassle-free!



Add any garden waste or your daily vegetable waste; and fruit waste in layers into the pot. When the pot is full start another. We waste no time for waiting, because when the materials are composted, the rich dark liquid fertilizer juice will be going directly into your garden soil; while you are raising your garden worms in the pot and under the pot.



In this way, it is not only the garden ground will be fertilised, but also the soil in the pot. You can cultivate your plants and your ground all at one time. At this stage, you can start using the soil to sprout if you wish.


Try earth-pot compost plans to get your low cost all year round unlimited solid plant food from today?




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