Compost Worms in Melbourne Region

Compost Worms

Compost Worms in Melbourne Region express deliver compost worms and worms for fishing overnight. Pick up and pick up prices also available.

 

by Tony McCarthy

 

Compost Worms

Worms for compost and fishing

 

Compost Worms

Compost Worms in Melbourne Region express deliver compost worms and worms for fishing overnight. Pick up and pick up prices also available. In addition to your order an 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

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

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

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.

Worm Castings

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

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Published
05-11-2017

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22 thoughts on “Compost Worms in Melbourne Region

  1. Hey Tony you mentioned “oxygenated Nitrogen Carbon balance ” in your comments above.

    How do I achieve this?
    Is this difficult with your farms?

    • Thanks Russell Placing only food waste leads to a one sided Nitrogen overload. Compost worms live amongst compost consuming organic material. They do not naturaly live in food – eating food. Many worm farms do not have the capacity to provide oxygen to flow through and without it bacteria do not thrive hence the results are very poor.

    • Hi Bruce. Compost worms are surface dwellers that consume all rooted organic matter. They live under cover of light as the photosynthesis of light effects their nervous system. Compost worms are great fishing worms too however avid freshwater fisherman prefer earthworms as they are larger and probably easier to hook.

    • Hi Mark.This is a common problem with tray systems. I recommend you remove the base tap and tilt the worm farm so that water is able to constantly drip in to a bucket. Worms not only need moisture for survival they also extract oxygen from it. Breeding mostly occurs when the sperm from one worm is passed on the moisture of its skin to another worms reproductive clitellum. So you can never apply too much water as long as there is adequate drainage.

  2. Thank you for sharing this valuable information about worm farming and what is needed to produce healthy (ier) compost. I particularly loved the lemon tree tip….I have a few that look a little worse for wear so I’ll be throwing some liquid castings over them over the next few days! I’m feeling inspired to spend more time on my composting system. Moira

    • Hi Helen. White ants do not concern the worms. If the worm farm is natural untreated timber then these ants may get interested in the timber legs and probably stay clear of the compost as it is not conducive to their habitat. There are a number of paint products available to paint the base of the legs to prevent this. Hope this helps
      Regards
      Tony.

    • Hi Carrie. Wednesday is the last day of the week I ship the worms. They arrive in a large bag of healthy oxygenated compost and arrive 99% of the time ok. I am mindful of hot weather and delivery location as in a couple of occasions things got messy. In this instance I simply refund the money in one click. Paypal is very easy to refund money. Of course I also re ship if the customer wishes.

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