Getting the basics right of what to feed worms is vital to the success of a worm farm. This also includes what food is added, the quantity, preparation and placement in the bin. So what do worms eat? Worms will eat just about anything that is organic, however there are some foods you should avoid.
If your worm bin smells rotten and vinegary, then worm bin acidity may likely be too high. Worms work best in neutral soil. A good pH level for a worm farm is between 6 and 7. However most species of composting worms and quite tolerant of acidic conditions.
When the worm bin temperature is not ideal, worms will become less productive. And in extreme temperatures, your worms will likely suffer and perish if no action is taken.
The moisture level of worm bin can be a real challenge to get right. Worms need moisture to breathe.
Instead of soil, composting worms require a habitat of worm bedding material, such as shredded newpaper, which retains moisture and is high in carbon. Learn the basics for happier worms!
To a fruit fly a worm farm is heaven on earth. It's a smorgasbord of tasty food scraps and a safe place for them to lay their eggs.
A comprehensive list of the common worm farm problems you should be aware of, and possible solutions to resolve each of them.
Potworms are a common sight in worm farms. They tend to only show up when things are very wet and acidic, and will flock to fermenting food.
There's a lot more to worm farm maintenance than you think. But once you get the basics right, maintaining a worm farm is easy and fun.