Let your worms fertilize your garden for you.
We all want to make gardening easier. Well, why not let some little red composting worms do some of the fertilizing for you. You can make this worm tower and let your hungry worms make wonderful fertilizer right in your garden. All you need are a few simple supplies from your local home improvement store and a handful of worms. It’s that easy, and I’ll show you how.
First Build The Worm Tower
All you need is a 2-foot section of 4″ PVC pipe. (This is a 10′ pipe, it will make 5 towers.) It already had some of the holes in it. But I added a few more. Also, you need one male clean-out cover and one female threaded adapter.
1. Drill* 3/4″ holes in the pipe for the worms to crawl out.
2. Use a Rubber Mallet*
and pound the end cap on the 4″ PVC pipe.
Next Dig Your Hole
3. Dig your hole. Make it deep enough so that only about 2 inches of your tower sticks out above ground. A post hole digger* makes this quick work.
Place Your Worm Tower In The Ground
4. Put the worm tower you just built in the ground and fill it in loosely with dirt around it. You don’t want to pack the dirt. The bottom is open to the ground. Yes, that is correct. You want the worms to crawl out. They will come back if you feed them.
Now For The Worms
5. Put in some wet bedding. Shredded news paper works well. So does peat moss or just grass clippings.
6. Next add a handful of worms
Next, You Need To Feed Them
7. Don’t forget. They like all the trimmings from your kitchen vegetables.
Put The Scraps Right In The Hole
You need to feed them every few days.
Put The Top On
8. Don’t forget to put the top on your worm tower. You need to keep the rain and critters out. You don’t want your “friends” to drown.
Now Let Your Worms Work
They will eat what you feed them and spread the fertilizer they make throughout the garden. They also leave their tunnels and that loosens the soil leaving places for air, water, and roots. The worms eat plant residue that falls to the ground and they turn the grass clippings and leaves that you built your garden with into worm castings (fertilizer). They are a garden’s best friend, making your plants healthier so they can produce more abundantly for you. Healthy plants can also ward off disease and pests easier. Which makes you, the gardener, happier and healthier too.
Keep the worms happy and they will work very hard for you.
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Worms are amazing creatures, their amazing contributions to your garden doesn’t stop here. Worms can even be used to bio-remediate contaminated soil, reducing heavy metals!
I want worms in my garden. How about you?
And Have a Ducky Day!
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