When you are out digging around in the ground or you go outside after a rain, chances are that you’ve noticed worms in and around your property. Have you ever thought about starting a worm farm? If not, it’s a great way to help your garden and help the earth at the same time. Below are seven benefits of starting a worm farm of your own.
Worm Castings are Great for the Soil
One of the best reasons to start a worm farm is the castings. As your worms eat the compost, the waste they create creates fertilizer known as worm castings. These are regarded as the world’s best fertilizer. Not only that, but they are full of nutrients, help to aerate your soil, will improve your drainage and will help with water retention.
Helps to Minimize Food Waste
Putting food waste into the garbage will hurt the environment. It also costs a lot to take it to the landfills. But when you have a worm farm, it recycles the wasted food and will return those nutrients to your soil. Not only that, but you are going to have a lot less trash to carry out.
Simple & Low Maintenance
This si something that anyone can learn how to do. Once you get started, there’s very little to no maintenance that you have to do. Simply remember that you need to feed your worms and keep an eye on the bin’s conditions. If you’re finding any issues, usually a few little tweaks can fix things.
Can be Done Anywhere
A worm farm is very convenient because they are clean and space efficient. They’re ideal for outdoors or indoors. You can put your worm farm in the apartment or even underneath your work desk.
They Make Great Bait
Do you love fishing? Then your worms also can double as fishing bait. The nightcrawlers are the biggest worms that you are likely to find and they make great bait for fishing.
They Don’t Smell
In spite of the rotting food, bacterial decay and the poop, a worm farm that’s well-maintained should only smell earthy. If you are noticing a vinegary or rotten smell, chances are that your bin’s too acidic.
They Save You Money
Worm farms can help you save a lot of money. When you have one, there’s no need to buy fertilizer, pesticides or soil conditioners. That can really add up to a lot of savings.
As you can see, there are a lot of benefits that you can enjoy when you start your own worm farm. Give it a try – it’s not hard and it doesn’t take long. Hope you found this to be helpful and have a wonderful weekend. We’ll be back on Monday with more helpful tips.