Composting and worm farms are a simple and easy way to turn kitchen and garden scraps into rich organic soil known as humus. Compost and worm castings make great fertilisers and soil conditioners. They add nutrients to the soil and worm farms generate a liquid fertiliser for plants.
A worm farm is a specialised composting container in which worms do much of the work. The container needs to have drainage holes, a lid to allow aeration and be located where it does not get too hot or too cold.
You can put in kitchen scraps, garden waste, paper, grass clippings, tea bags, coffee grinds; in fact just about anything that is organic.
At Edendale, we have several large worm farms for disposing of some of our waste and we breed worms which are available for sale.
- Worm Factory $91
- Worms 250g (1000 worms) $55
Please check prior to purchase if you want to confirm availability of worms on 9433 3711.
We also sell some spare parts and benchtop waste caddies, come into The Shop at Edendale weekdays 10am to 4.30 to see what we have.
Workshops about composting and worm farming are held throughout the year.
Find out more about worm farms From the Sustainable Garden