18 Mar Compost Worms – Wormz
Compost Worms Australia express deliver compost worms overnight. Pick up and pick up prices also available.
$20/1000 pick up. Express deliveries available overnight.
An over over count of worms will arrive housed within a thriving healthy biology of compost and shredded cardboard to kick start a massive healthy bacterial population.
Start A Worm Farm
If you choose to start a worm farm within a monoculture of coir, peat, paper cardboard etc then you are essentially housing worms in an unnatural environment. Your results will slow and only improve if you achieve an oxygenated Nitrogen Carbon balance within your worm farm.
Worm Composting is efficiently achieved with our Australian patented deigned flow through worm farms. Standing one metre high our various sized Worm Farms utilise oxygen flow through which is vital to the production and health of the biological environment housing worms. An adaptive lightweight Hopper unique to our worm farms produce greater breakdown of waste materials resulting in higher Worm Casting output.
Compost Bins or Compost Tumblers make viable compost for gardens however the end result of worm composting produces the richest natural organic fertiliser known which has additional properties in soil amendments.
The Pros and Cons of Compost Bins or Composting methods or how To Start a Worm Farm are easily answered by three things: Does it have Food – Moisture and Oxygen?
Food – Is the compost Nitrogen/Carbon balanced?
Is the moisture content adequate for breeding and oxygen intake?
Is the mix oxygenated to support bacterial growth?
The Pro is all three elements in addition to a healthy viable compost.
The one element lagging in most systems is enough oxygen. Essentially all life forms must have it to survive.
Composting is the chemical phase in which organic matter houses micro bacteria living to eat and breed and in doing so (given ideal conditions) thrive in infanant numbers producing heat which aids in the breakdown of the materials.
Compost is great however the results of composting with worms to produce Vermicompost is even better. Added nutrients in vermicompost or worm castings adds a higher nutrient rich product.
What are worm Castings? Worm castings or worm poo are not in themselves nutrient rich, the poo passing through the anal bacterial lined anal tract essentially coats the poo with a multitude of elements such as magnesium, manganese, iron, potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus to name a few. Just a tea spoon of this powerful natural fertiliser is enough to feed a potted plant for two months. Worm poo used a as ‘leachate’ or diluted in water provides known enhanced health and vigour to plants as well as natural pest control.
Composting with worms is a great way to reduce green house gases. An average household composting food waste annually is the equivalent to removing the exhaust fumes of one car per year.
The resultant vermicompost used in the garden or as a fertiliser for plants signals to plant root system for ready and available nutrient uptake. Symbiotic relationships begin at a mycorrhizal level and inter relationships between fungi and healthy bacterial elements occur.
Liquid leachate dispersed on plant leaves invites rapid responses as leaves uptake nutrients rapidly. Applying leachate to a yellowing lemon tree for a few days often improves the trees health to a green colour.
There are many benefits to compost worms. Good results come from good practices. A farmer wouldn’t neglect their stock. Having your own worm farm or composting with worms essentially makes you a farmer of worms.