Vermicomposting: Letting worms do the grimy work.


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The outcome is vermicompost, a blend of worm castings and treated the soil material ... On house plants. In open air gardens. High in supplements. Fertilizer tea ...
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´╗┐Vermicomposting: Letting worms do the messy work Anne Kolaczyk Purdue University Master Gardener

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Vermicomposting Composting worms eat rotting natural matter and transform it into worm castings (worm dung). The outcome is vermicompost, a blend of worm castings and treated the soil material, for example, the bedding in container.

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Why do it Ecologically capable Reduce waste in landfills and sewage treatment plants Provides important added substances for your plants Saves you cash Worms for angling

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Composting canisters Ready made Layers Drainage Homemade Depth Surface range

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Getting Started Bin Style Moisture control Aeration

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Bedding Cardboard Newspaper Coconut fiber Old leaves Wood chips

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Seeding Need a microbial rich substance to begin the receptacle off. Fertilizer Vermicompost Manure Dirt Nothing too crisp however! You wear " t need to create heat from the seeding substance.

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Worms Not all worms are equivalent! Composters, not earthworkers Redworms Eisenia foetida Full thickness is 1 lb for every sq ft of surface territory

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Worms, Worms get to be developed at 10 weeks Will deliver 2 to 3 covers a week Each casing holds 2-5 babies Cocoons take 3 weeks to bring forth

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And more worms In 6 months, 8 worms will duplicate into 1500 if conditions are correct They will quit reproducing if there is insufficient sustenance or space.

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Food scraps 1/2 lb of sustenance for each sq ft of surface territory (accepting full worm thickness) every day kind Vegetable scraps Egg shells Coffee grounds Bread Plant squander No meat or bones No pet waste

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Second course Worms eat the microorganisms that feast upon the rotting nourishment, not the sustenance itself. Nourishment won " t pull in them until it begins to ruin. Consider pre-fertilizing the soil nourishment

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Yum, yum: week 1 A shell of a watermelon added to the container

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Yum, yum: week 2 That same shell following 10 days

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Yum, yum: week 3 Same shell following 20 days

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Care Add sustenance Maintain dampness Harvest castings

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Harvesting Methods For manure and restocking Hand Sort Halving Bag trap For fertilizer Dumping For angling worms Hand sort and expel biggest

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Points to treated the soil worms wear " t do well out in your patio nursery unless your dirt is rich in humus. They require fertilizer for nourishment!

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Inside or outside? Inside: Space confinements Bugs Smell Outside Weather Animals Size

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Outside for me I purchased a Rubbermaid deck receptacle. Holds 10 cubic feet. Put on north side of house where it got almost no sun. Situated close electrical outlet .

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Preparation Assembled canister Placed on styrofoam protection sheet Drilled gaps in sides for ventilation Covered openings with screening utilizing paste weapon to keep out honey bees

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Winterizing Place expansive secured basin or holder in center of receptacle. Fill 2/3 with water. Put water basin warmer into water. Cut opening in spread for the string. In the event that electrical line is expected to achieve outlet, wrap joint safely with plastic. Fill worm canister with bedding so it practically achieves top. Wrap sides with sheets of styrofoam protection. Sliced bit of froth protection to lay on top of sheet material. At the point when temperature falls underneath solidifying, plug in warmer. It ought to make a center that is not solidified where the worms will accumulate.

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Winter bolstering They ought to continue eating Less sum maybe

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What makes worms THRIVE? T temperature H H 2 O R reuse organics I spineless creatures V ventilation E environment and pH

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What makes worms CRAWL? C change of territory R downpour A nonappearance of air W water L absence of sustenance

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Let " s get genuine

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More reality

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Uses On house plants In outside patio nurseries Very high in supplements Compost tea

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Let\'s look at

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Just do it!

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