Your worm farm will produce vermicompost or worm compost which is a mixture of worm castings and organic material.
Vermicompost has many different names including worm compost, worm castings, vermicast and earthworm compost. It can be mixed into the garden, turned into potting soil, or even sold if you produce enough. Worm castings are amongst the best fertilisers you can use in your garden.
The amount of vermicompost your worm farm will produce will depend on how many worms you have, how much you feed them and what you feed them.
A healthy worm will consume up to its own weight in food a day although typically it will eat half its body weight. This food will be processed into healthy, pathogen free, nutrient rich castings.
The exact analysis of the vermicastings will vary depending on what types of food you feed your worm farm. A typical analysis is:
Worm compost will also contain natural soil microbes, bacteria and enzymes which are highly beneficial for your soil. They improve soil texture and provide water soluble nutrients to your plants. It is these ingredients that make vermicompost more beneficial than chemical fertilisers or even regular compost.
We supply vermicompost in 20 litre bags which contain The price per bag is R65.00. Using vermicompost will result in large healthy vegetables and a wonderful garden. The bags are also great to use until you get your own farm up and running. Tests have shown that mixing up to 20% worm castings into your soil will benefit your plants but there is no advantage to mixing in a higher concentration.
As our farms have two stackable trays harvesting them is a simple process.
Simply wait until the top tray is full of worm compost. Remove the bottom tray and empty out the castings from it. The top tray is moved to the bottom and the now empty tray is placed on top of it.
Place any new food in the empty top tray. The worms will automatically move out of the bottom tray to where the food is. Once the top tray is full of worm compost (and the worms) repeat the process.