OK. So you’ve just purchased a worm farm. What are some of the other things you may need? I trust and use the following worm farm supplies.
Summary of Worm Farm Supplies – Our Top Picks
|pH and Moisture Meter||Use to help maintain a healthy worm bin environment||Check Price|
|Refrigerator Magnet||Helpful reminder on what foods should go in the worm bin||Check Price|
|Kitchen Compost Container||Handy container to collect your kitchen scraps for composting||Check Price|
|Fish Tank Air Pump||Use to oxygenate worm tea and increase bacteria||Check Price|
|Dolomite Lime||Use to lower pH||Check Price|
|Worm Blanket||To cover your food scraps, keep moist and dark||Check Price|
|Worm Farm & Compost Conditioner||Helps to maintain a healthy worm farm environment||Check Price|
pH & Moisture Meter
pH and moisture can be tricky to get right. So why don’t you just use a meter to eliminate the guess work? It’s super easy.
Insert the prongs into the bedding to get a pH and moisture level reading. The ideal pH is be between 6 – 7. And moisture levels should be between 60% and 75%.
Get a fridge magnet so you can quickly check what foods you can add into a worm bin.
This infographic includes tips and advice on how to feed your worms. Which will will help everyone in the family.
Kitchen Compost Container
You’ll need a container in your kitchen to collect your food scraps. And then when the container gets full, you can empty it out into your compost bins.
I always curate the food scraps to make sure I don’t add the wrong foods into my worm bin.
Fish Tank Air Pump
Worm tea is made using a handful of worm castings mixed with bucket of water. You can accelerate bacteria growth in worm tea by adding more oxygen using a fish tank air pump. This will significantly increase the number of microbes in your worm tea and enhance it as a liquid fertilizer.
Here’s my setup.
Occasionally, worm farm supplies such as Dolomite Lime are needed to neutralize acidity and increase the pH. Sprinkle it in your bedding to help fix pH issues.
A worm blanket creates a comfortable environment for your worms. It will keep the bin dark and moist; enabling your worms to thrive.
This blanket is made from 100% natural coir fibres. So it will slowly break down. A worm blanket should last between 4-6 weeks.
Worm Farm Conditioner
Sprinkle conditioner every couple of weeks to neutralize acidity and balance pH levels in the bin.
Made from natural minerals. It also improves soil health and will reduce odors and pests in your worm farm.