I’ve had my Tumbleweed worm farm for about 2 months now and all seems to be going well. My husband loves to say to our friends – ‘ Indira has worms’.
The worms have settled in and are now usefully converting our kitchen scraps and garden cuttings into highly nutritious worm juice and castings.
They’re fussy eaters though. Mine prefer potato and pumpkin peels, tea bags and egg shells. We can’t dispose of all our kitchen waste through the farm but since we’re only a two-person household we don’t generate that much either.
Keeping them cool on a sunny balcony has been a challenge . Since the sun hits the farm most mornings I’ve erected an umbrella to provide added shade. I also give them a good wetting down with the hose every week to keep them damp. Worms enjoy a very moist environment.
Most importantly my balcony edibles have never looked so lush. The worm juice is boosting their resistance to pests and diseases and encouraging faster growth.
A happy little ecosystem.