wormfarm Photos & Videos

2 hours ago

When you've harvested the last of your garden and put your yard to bed, don't forget to bring in your tools, hoses and sprinklers. Freezing temperatures will damage them!

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10 hours ago

Special Delivery. Sheep manure! I know, somebody stop me. It’s pathetic how excited I am by this! 🤪

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15 hours ago

WEEKLY WASTE TIP Have you considered composting your food waste? Compost creates enriched soil for your garden, saves space in your red lid garbage bin and helps save the environment by reducing waste going to landfill. Hornsby Shire residents can purchase half price compost bins and worm farms, by completing Council’s ‘I Dig Compost’ online tutorial here: http://idigcompost.com.au/

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16 hours ago

Fascinating tour of ALCOA refinery Pinjarra Worm Farm yesterday. Since 1995 they have processed 1.8 million tonnes of organic waste on site. This includes food waste, paper plates and paper towels #vermicompost #wormfarm

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20 hours ago

#clothshotaday2018 - Day 17: moment Earlier this year I got sick and tired of the amount of food waste that two tiny humans made. I felt guilty that all this matter was going out into the garbage when realistically it was something that I could spend a few moments dealing with throughout the day, and over a few months I would have free fertiliser for the garden. Little worms don’t get meat, or onion, garlic, citrus, coffee grounds or egg shells, but get everything else. So all bread and vegetable matter. The compost gets everything else and can even take cardboard and paper. Now my bins are never full come collection day. Just something to think about when we’re trying to reduce our environmental impact. It only takes a few moments more. #getintocloth #reducereuserecycle #sustainability #ecoparenting #sustainableliving #wormfarm #compost

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1 day ago

‘Eat my shorts,’ I said. ‘No problem!’ they said. For anyone who recalls that I composted my shorts back in July, here’s a progress report 😂 Those red wrigglers don’t muck around! 🐛💩💚♻️Swipe right for a reminder of the shorts in their original condition

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1 day ago

New video up about how we built our bathtub worm farm. We did this back in 2015 (I found old video footage) and since then built a 2nd one. I love worm farming not so much as a composting strategy (our chickens do that job mostly) but as a fertiliser making method! The worm juice is fantastic in the garden and I use worm castings in my homemade seed raising mix. Link to video via website in profile.

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2 days ago

The final step for the #Bokashi indoor composting system. You can head to bunnings or our website on our bio page to look at some outdoor composters.

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2 days ago

Worm farms 🐛 🍃 Dan (at Three Chimneys Aquaponics) taught us how to set one up, through doing. 😁 The existing worm baths are full of hard-working red wriggler worms that convert a bath-sized layer of organic matter (vegetable scraps and coffee grounds) into rich compost and worm wee which gets fed back into the system. (Pics 1 and 2). 🐛 To provide adequate drainage and sand for the worms digestion processes - the bottom of the bath is layered with stones, shade cloth and then sand and another layer of shade cloth. This is then topped with a layer of egg boxes to create habitats. 🐛Dry grass is then soaked in water and layered on top of the egg box layer to provide a desirable home area for the worms, worms need to be moist in order to breathe (through their skin.) 🌧 (Pic 3) 🐛 In order to transfer worms from the old baths into the new one (which is referred to as inoculating the new bath) - we piled up worms and their compost into pyramids in the sun outside, this encourages the worms to crawl towards the middle seeking darkness. After scraping off the outside layers of compost, one is eventually left with a handful of worm for the new bath! 🛀 (Pics 4 and 5). For effective inoculation- 5% of the new bath’s volume needs to be made up of worms. 🐛 The worms are then layered on top of the soaked grass (on the side furthest from the drainage), given some organic matter to munch on and left to settle in. 🏡 #worms #wormfarm #wormbath #redwrigglers #permaculture #systems #permacultureofsouthafrica #permaculturesouthafrica #theoffgridpear #theoffgridpeartour #experientiallearning #thanksDan #threechimneysaquaponics #aquaponics

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2 days ago

Who has ever dreamed about escaping the pace of the city & moving to the bush?? Rather than waiting for retirement we have made the move now in our thirties!! Won't be easy ... totally off grid so no power, water, sewerage, rubbish collection or postal delivery. But also no noise apart from nature & the breeze!! . . . #habitattonic , #ecoliving #green #offgrid #gobush #naturalbeauty #escapethecity #gumtree #eco #ecosystem #solar #wormfarm #countrylife #homesteading #dirttrack #treechange #forest #treehugger #greenliving

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2 days ago

Another project ticked off the list - a composting worm farm for our dog poop. I cut the bottom off this plastic bin and made holes all the way around it. Next I buried it half way in the ground. The idea is that you add dog waste to it and the worms find their way in to eat it. It would have been better if it was buried fully in the ground but I have a terrible back { #nurselife } and pretty much avoid bending that far over. . . #worms #wormfarm #compost #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens #fresheggs #exbatteryhens #urbangoats #backyardgoats #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #microfarm #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #organic #freerange #suburbanhomestead #nigeriandwarfgoat #nubiangoats #mininubian #vegepod #sustainableliving #lowwaste #vegetablegarden #minimilker #babygoats #permaculture #urbanpermaculture #permaculturestudent

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3 days ago

Doğa bizlere bu kadar sınırsız nimetler sunuyorken insanoğlu karşılık olarak verimli toprakları suni gübrelerle öldürerek, genleriyle oynanmış tohumları ekmek zorunda bırakılarak, hormonlu gıdalarla kendisinin yemeyeceği ürünleri satarak karşılık verir oldu. Araştırdıkça, okudukça ve öğrendikçe durumun günden güne kötüye gittiğini, kendimiz, çocuklarımız , çevremiz yani geleceğimiz için harekete geçmemiz gerektiğini hissetmeye başlamıştık. İşte İyi Gübre böyle bir fikirle başladı…. . . . . #vermicompost #compost #soil #worm #organic #organicgarden #wormcastings #green #wormfarm #composting #vermiculture #organicgardening #natural #farm #vermicomposting #organiktarım #organikgübre #organicfarming #solucangübresi #nature #kimyasalahayır

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3 days ago

Inizio sdoppiamento Lombrichi🐛❤🐛

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3 days ago

Hanging by the worm farm under the mulberry tree while holding a chook 🐔

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3 days ago

I’ve been under the weather for a few days so Cooper is keeping me company while I listen to an audio book. I’m currently listening to On Brassard’s Farm by Daniel Hecht. It’s about a city woman who escapes her demons to the country and ends up working in a small dairy farm. I’m really enjoying it! #danielhecht #onbrassardsfarm #audiobook #audible #worms #wormfarm #compost #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens #fresheggs #exbatteryhens #urbangoats #backyardgoats #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #microfarm #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #organic #freerange #suburbanhomestead #nigeriandwarfgoat #nubiangoats #mininubian #vegepod #sustainableliving #lowwaste #vegetablegarden

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3 days ago

Worm farm • when your worm farm has been rotated fully,take the bottom (oldest) out. •empty soil and worm mix into a bucket and spread around your garden for compost and improve. •fill the empty tub with a mix of potting mix,and kitchen scraps and water lightly so soil is moist.grab some worms from the bucket and add into tub. •place tub on top of wormwarm •Sprinkle tumbleweed wormfarm conditioner. #tumbleweed #reln #wormfarm

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3 days ago

If you own your own worm farm not only are you doing your bit for our environment by keeping food scraps out of landfill, you are also creating your own supply of fertiliser for your plants. Products such as worm tea and worm castings are easily harvested from your worm farm and are so beneficial for plant growth. I wanted to share with you all some of the results of growing my own edibles at home in Tasmania. The ones on the left are grown in straight, commercial potting mix. The ones on the right are grown in the same potting mix with 10% biochar and 10% worm castings added. The difference is amazing! @tumbleweedgardening #homegrownedibles #growyourown #urbanfarming #vegetablegarden #organicgardening #homegrown #homegrownproduce #gardeningwithangus #tumbleweedgardening #wormfarm #wormfarmgoodness #worms #compost #backyardcompost #wormtea

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3 days ago

- WORM FAQS - Q: What is the quantity of worms I need for a Doggy Do bin? A: As worms can process approximately one third of their body weight in waste each day, you will need to calculate the amount of waste your dog produces. Collect a typical day's worth of your dog's poo and weigh it, then multiply by 3, to find the weight in worms you will need to process it. Note, we are referring to weight of worms, not number of worms.

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3 days ago

It was fantastic to meet and talk worms with so many people at the recent Perth Royal Show! Throughout the Show week, we noticed a lot of the same questions come up, so we’re going to start a short series of FAQ posts here on Facebook ♻️ First off, Q: Why are there often worms all over our paths after it rains? A: Worms breathe through their skin, so when the ground has become waterlogged after heavy rain, the worms venture up for air and to try find drier ground. Unfortunately the worms don’t always find their way back, or dry out and die, and that’s when we find unlucky worms on our driveways and footpaths.

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4 days ago

Lets see how long I can keep these 🐛 alive! Not even sure I’ve constructed this thing correctly 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ any tips for a first time worm farmer?

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4 days ago

They're over their transplanting shock, and ready to brighten up the little spot next to our worm farm under the bottlebrush 😍😍 #fuchsia #wormfarm #springblooms

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4 days ago

You can cut your waste in half by composting your food scraps! THIS DISCOUNT PUTS ALL RUG SALE DISCOUNTS TO SHAME! You can get up to 80% off a worm farm, compost or bokashi bin depending on what your council offers. Click through to find out what your council offers. #climateaction #climatechange #EarthIQ #composting #wormfarm

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3 weeks ago

Very happy to not have to turn everyday after diluting this hot mama yesterday. The sawdust done the trick and has reduced the carbon to nitrogen ratio. I love the thermometer it takes all the guess work out of composting. Too hot too cold? Gives you the ability to redirect the progress of your pile, are you really actually making "Compost" or just reducing the size of waste and potentially spreading more problems of weed seeds and diseases. Having a microscope and some basic training (no university degree required) You can take it to the next step and really understand what's type of compost you have, weather for veggies, pasture row crops, shrubs, trees to old growth native forest. You can also see if you are just making more mess and creating a habitat for the bad guys. #reducewaste #compost #microorganisms #chickens #worms #wormfarm #soilbiology #permaculturenelson #permaculture #permaculturenz #permaculturenewzealand #pachapermaculture #communitycompost #sustainbleliving #eco

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3 weeks ago

70 Degrees (138F) Wow that's hot. ----- Any longer over 70 degrees and the beneficial organisms are using up the oxygen in the pile faster than it can enter into the pile. ----- Bad guys will take over the pile as they can handle reduce oxygen, if you let this go on oxygen will drop even more below 6ppm and the bad guys get worse. ---- Yeast are great for our beer and wine but they do the same thing in a compost pile when there is no oxygen. ---- Alcohol will be produced and if temps get over 75 Degrees (167F) alcohol can spontaneously combust. ---- My in-laws wound not be impressed as this pile is on their farm. ---- Water will make it worse if you try to put it out with that, it will only dilute the alcohol and spread it with the water. ---- Smothering is the only way to put it out. There was a farm in Navada that had such a large pile and I mean massive. ---- Its went anaerobic (lost oxygen) 2am there was a sonic boom shattering windows for 1.5kms many firefighters tried to put it out with no luck using water. ---- Moral of the story is over 70degs start getting very worried, I was thinking about it all today and I am glad I turned it. ---- If you pile is reheating to over 60 degs in a day after turning, there is too much high Nitrogen material in there. ---- To fix this so you don't have to turn everyday, you want to dilute the High Nitrogen with Carbon. I used sawdust that I get from a mill for free, it has a very wide Carbon to Nitrogen ratio and is untreated. ---- I will check tomorrow and see if I need to add some more carbon. ---- #reducewaste #compost #microorganisms #chickens #worms #wormfarm #soilbiology #permaculturenelson #permaculture #permaculturenz #permaculturenewzealand #pachapermaculture #communitycompost #sustainbleliving #eco

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3 weeks ago

Graphic video warning. No animals harmed. This chicken had what is known as sour crop. I did not come across this #zaytunafarm spending time managing the chickens. Liquid from a yeast infection builds up inside their "crop" (Sack where food is stored before going to the gizzard for grinding and consumption) There was quite a bit that came out before the video started so giving time for the chicken to get air in is quite important. Apple cider vinegar is great for a lot of animal and human health issues. The acidity is generally harmful to most bad guys helping out beneficial stomach microorganisms get back in balance. We have separated the hen for the night with some weak apple cider vinegar water but without food. We will keep an eye on her and see what happens. If a chicken is acting funny, not eating, laying or interacting much. It is best to try pick up the chicken check for mites, that there is at least an avocado seed sized amount of food in the crop in the evening. This shouldn't be really firm or full of fluid. Check the eyes for brightness. Check legs for scales issues or other pests. If they don't get better best to visit a vet. #reducewaste #compost #microorganisms #chickens #worms #wormfarm #soilbiology #permaculturenelson #permaculture #permaculturenz #permaculturenewzealand #pachapermaculture #communitycompost #sustainbleliving #eco

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3 weeks ago

Picked up a some waste bins for community composting Nelsonas a part of our colaboration. The temp picked up to 60 degrees Celsius. So that's 3 days over 55 by the time I will turn when it reaches 65 degrees Celsius most likely tomorrow. Keeping the food on the inside and putting grass with the same nitrogen we are looking for with food on the outside, this will help with smells and pest coming around. Adding on the the other layers with good water content. #reducewaste #compost #microorganisms #chickens #worms #wormfarm #soilbiology #permaculturenelson #permaculture #permaculturenz #permaculturenewzealand #pachapermaculture #communitycompost #sustainbleliving #eco

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We over 55 degrees Celsius (135F) We want 3 days at this temp to ensure we are killing all the weeds or unwanted seeds plus the plant and human pathogens. After 3 days or if temps go over 65 degrees Celsius (155F) the organisms are reproducing so fast they are using oxygen faster than it can come into the pile. Once oxygen drops below 6ppm then the bad guys take over and you don't have compost anymore. 65 Celsius tells us we need to turn. Once the cooler outside layer is in the middle we want the temps to get back over 55 Celsius for 3 days. Following this for a few turns you can ensure we compost with all the good guys that will keep your soil and plants healthy. #reducewaste #compost #microorganisms #chickens #worms #wormfarm #soilbiology #permaculturenelson #permaculture #permaculturenz #permaculturenewzealand #pachapermaculture #communitycompost #sustainbleliving #eco

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3 months ago

I had a look at the soil under the microscope. Not good. Seen one beneficial nematode (Bacterial) and a root feeder. The fungi to bacteria ratio was very bacterial. No surprise as the area has a lot of weeds. This is a test plot. We are trying to bring this up to a 1:1 fungi to bacteria ratio for a pasture based systems. More to come. #reducewaste #compost #microorganisms #chickens #worms #wormfarm #soilbiology #permaculturenelson #permaculture #permaculturenz #permaculturenewzealand #pachapermaculture #communitycompost #sustainbleliving #eco

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3 months ago

3rd turn done. The white actinobacteria has gone from the middle and moisture and temps good. New method using the cover to catch any missed pitchfork tosses. You can then lift the material onto the pile. Using the rake is great to get all the material that falls through the pitchfork on the cover then lifting. I will make a system based on this idea to speed up the turning time. A nice tuck in with the rake up turned or the good old fashioned foot. #reducewaste #compost #microorganisms #chickens #worms #wormfarm #soilbiology #permaculturenelson #permaculture #permaculturenz #permaculturenewzealand #pachapermaculture #communitycompost #sustainbleliving #eco

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3 months ago

2nd turn. Moisture was a little high hense the white fungi looking stuff. It is really a bacteria that grows in a thread form. They are great for brassica (Cauliflower) family but not much else. A little in your pile is OK but a lot through your pile is telling you oxygen levels are getting low and we need to turn. Temp was great but the meat thermometer is getting to me. I miss my real compost thermometer 😭 #reducewaste #compost #microorganisms #chickens #worms #wormfarm #soilbiology #permaculturenelson #permaculture #permaculturenz #permaculturenewzealand #pachapermaculture #communitycompost #sustainbleliving #eco

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8 months ago

Proud moment, using our first 20ltrs of organic worm wee to water our 1/2 acre organic veggie patch. We use an old bathtub we got from someone’s hard rubbish and turned it into a worm farm and now that it’s established we should get 20 ltrs of the best quality free fertiliser you can get #wormwee #fertilizer #worms #gardenofeden #organic #organicfertiliser #wormfarm #wormfarms #wormfarming #liquidfertilizer #fullspectrumfertilzer #thebomb #gardening #wormbath #wormbathfarm #naturesbest #naturalfertilizer #doitnaturally #photography #photoart #photographyisart #goodforplants #goodforsoil #goodforyourgarden #microbialtea #microbialfood #soiltonic #soil

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