Sunday, June 16, 2019

Best Earthworm Food

What Is The Best Food For Worms?

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Most folks know by now that any food you feed your earthworms should be:
  • Soft, not hard
  • Cut into small pieces, with a knife or food processor, not big chunks
  • Moist buy not soggy
These foods include:
  • Table scraps
  • Yard waste
  • Commercial worm feeds
  • Spent brewer's yeast
  • Coffee grounds
And, there are certain foods you should NEVER feed your worms, which include:
  • Potatoes
  • High acid foods
  • Commercial fertilizers or pesticides
  • High salt foods
  • Oily foods

But the best, most healthy, safest food you can feed your worms is - Tuh-Da!

  • Horse manure.
So, why is horse manure the best worm food?
  • Horse manure qualifies as soft (unless it's been left out to dry).  
  • The predigested condition conveniently provided by the horse insures it is small enough for the worms' toothless little mouths.
  • The presence of microbes provided by the horse's gut benefits the worms' digestive system.
  • It is rich in nutrients (if the horse has been fed correctly) due to the notoriously wasteful process of the horse's digestion.  There's plenty left over for the worms.
  • Worms absolutely love it.
  • It's the safest worm food as far as acid poisoning is concerned.
  • Horse manure is invaluable for raising worms commercially.
If you have access to horse manure and intend to use it as worm food, there are a few things you should do to prevent problems and get the most out of your horse manure.
  • Never feed your worms manure from horses who have just been wormed.  Wait a week after deworming to collect.
  • Never mix fresh horse manure into your worm bedding.  It will heat up your bed and kill your worms or cause them to crawl out of the bed
  • Apply fresh horse manure on the top of your bedding, in a shallow line down the middle.  Worms will gather underneath to feed and have room to get away should the manure heat up.
  • If you must change out your bedding or turn it (you are turning your beds, right?) remove any uneaten fresh manure before doing so.
  • Prevent the manure from drying out by dampening it periodically. 

Horse Manure Doubles As Worm Bedding

Horse manure that is aged (i.e. composted) makes excellent worm bedding and contributes to the most excellent vermicompost by-product. 

To insure your aged horse manure is safe to use as worm bedding, do the following:
  • Collect horse manure and allow it to heat up if it hasn't already.
  • Dampen any composted horse manure and allow it to heat up again if it's going to before introducing any earthworms.
  • Mix the composted, cooled down manure at a 50/50 ratio with some "brown" material such as shredded paper, shredded cardboard, etc.  The best material for this mixture is pure sphagnum peat moss (no fertilizer added).  Wet and toss this mixture, allow to sit for about 36 hours, and test the ph before adding your worms. Peat moss is especially acid and requires the dampening and waiting period to neutralize it.

ADDITIONAL WORM GROWING SECRETS

If you're seriously considering starting a worm farm as a business, read the other posts in this blog. But you're all ready to get started? Check out my Worm Farm Manual. It contains pretty much all the  information you'll need on raising worms, breeding worms, feeding worms,  and making money with you own worm farm.

To save time answering questions and prevent you from going through all the trials and tribulations I had to endure when I first started growing worms,  I put everything in this manual. Written in a chronological order, you can easily go from starting your worm farm business to selling your product.

This step-by-step manual will guide you in starting one of the best home-based businesses you'll find.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Worm Farm Guide



How to grow earthworms as a home based business
I share my specialized knowledge on successful worm farming for beginners in an easy to understand manual.  Besides in depth instructions on worm feeding, you'll discover:
  • how to set up your  worm farm,
  • what kind of worms beds to use, 
  • worm bedding mixes, and 
  • worm food choices....
....as well as harvesting and selling worms.

Whether your trying to grow worms for your own use or want to grow enough to sell commercially, this manual gives you the information I wish I'd had when I first started.

You'll find more worm feeding tips and how-to's, as well as all aspects of worm farming, in my "Worm Farm Manual".  Available in both download and hard-copy versions.




Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Success At Worm Farming

Worm farm business success

You Can Be Your Own Boss

A worm farm business could lead to a comfortable home based business for a lot of people.

Pursue Your Interest

You may be reading this Worm Farm Business blog out of curiosity.  If you're coming back often, you're more than curious - you have an interest.  And, just maybe, a calling.

Anyone who pursues their interests consistently, will become successful at it - no matter what that interest is.

So, it's a good thing to become more knowledgeable before jumping right in.  You don't know what you don't know.  And what you don't know can cost you - in time and money.

Don't waste time, spend your money wisely, and you've solved the biggest reasons people fail.

Here are some particularly useful posts to get started on:
Check these posts out if you've been considering starting a worm farm.  Then, if you're really bitten by the bug, check out my Worm Farm Manual.  It has most anything you need to know about starting a successful worm farm.

Leave any comments or comments below and thanks for stopping by.

Want To Know More About Making Money Growing Worms?

How to grow earthworms as a home based business
Comprehensive Worm Farming Guide

I share my specialized knowledge on successful worm farming for beginners in an easy to understand manual.  Besides in depth instructions on worm feeding, you'll discover:

  • how to set up your  worm farm,
  • what kind of worms beds to use, 
  • worm bedding mixes, and 
  • worm food choices....
....as well as harvesting and selling worms.

Whether your trying to grow worms for your own use or want to grow enough to sell commercially, this manual gives you the information I wish I'd had when I first started.

You'll find more worm feeding tips and how-to's, as well as all aspects of worm farming, in my "Worm Farm Manual".  Available in both download and hard-copy versions.

Friday, June 15, 2018

What Can I Feed My Worms?

Questions about what to feed worms is probably the most common ones I get.

Feeding Worms

Below is a quick list to refer to if you are just starting out worm farming and want to find economical (free is best!) worm food sources:

  • Horse Manure (the best worm food by far)
  • Cow Manure (an excellent second source of worm food)
  • Rabbit Manure (very good worm food, it will make your worms pink)
  • Chicken manure (CAUTION! compost before hand, can be very hot)
  • Spent brewers grain (probably not commonly found, but worth the effort to locate)
  • Vegetable and yard waste compost 
  • Grains (CAUTION! can sour the bedding; use mainly to "fatten" worms when ready to sell)

What Should I NOT Feed My Worms?

Just as important as what to feed worms is what NOT to feed worms.  I'll cover these worm food items you should avoid in the next post, with the reasons  why.  Very important: the major cause of worm farming failure.

Want To Know More About How To Feed Worms?

How to grow earthworms as a home based business
Comprehensive Worm Feeding Instructions
I share my specialized knowledge on successful worm farming for beginners in an easy to understand manual.  Besides in depth instructions on worm feeding, you'll discover:

  • how to set up your  worm farm,
  • what kind of worms beds to use, 
  • worm bedding mixes, and 
  • worm food choices....
....as well as harvesting and selling worms.


Whether your trying to grow worms for your own use or want to grow enough to sell commercially, this manual gives you the information I wish I'd had when I first started.

You'll find more worm feeding tips and how-to's, as well as all aspects of worm farming, in my "Worm Farm Manual".  Available in both download and hard-copy versions.


  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Worm Farm Setup

So...You Want To Setup A Worm Farm

Happy New Year!  If you're like many folks this time of year, you're looking to make changes in your life for the better.  Maybe you've thought about setting up  a worm farm for extra income or as a career change.

There are different reasons to setup a worm farm:
  • Raise fishing worms for yourself or to sell to bait shops
  • Make worm castings fertilizer for your property or sell to others
  • Vermi-compost your household and organic yard waste for ecology
These are just come of the main reasons people want to raise earthworms.  And your worm farm setup depends on your specific reason or reasons for starting a worm farm.

Worm Farming for Personal Use

If you're starting a worm farm for purely personal use or for ecological reasons, your setup won't need much room, can be simple.  Vermi-composting (composting with worms) household and yard waste can be nothing more elaborate than heaps and bins where ever there's room.

There's no need to purchase those expensive stacking trays, either.  Those ridiculous spigots on the bottom to catch "worm tea" are useless.  If your worm trays are wet enough to produce water out that spigot, your worms are dead, dying, or gone.  Simple opaque rubs with or without lids, appropriate worm bedding, lights overhead, and non-chlorine water does the trick.

Simply chop food stuffs fine, add to the top of the bedding and cover with dampened cardboard, shredded paper, or newspaper and provide an overhead light (to prevent crawling).

Harvest out overcrowded worms and start new bins or give to neighbors or put into your yard or garden.  Or, start new beds if you have enough organic material.

Commercial Worm Farming

Starting a commercial worm farm for profit requires somewhat more planning and setup.  Space required is of course dependent on how large  you want your worm farm business to be.

If you're new to worm farming, I suggest you start small, get the hang of it, then expand your worm beds as your expertise and market increases.

It's surprising how little startup money, space, and time it takes to get a worm farm set up and earning extra income.  In no time (6 months to one year), you can be making a sizable income for you and your family.

Worm farming is one of the easiest home-based business to start, with the least amount of money invested, with the quickest profit return.

However, there is a certain amount of knowledge required in order to save money, time and aggravation - knowledge that you absolutely have to have in order to be successful and earn money.

The Difference Between Success And Failure Is...

The difference between those who fail at worm farming and those that create a successful home based business is specialized knowledge about growing, breeding, and marketing earthworms.

In order to help my worm customers who want to start their own worm farm, I put this specialized knowledge I've acquired through the years into a manual form.  This manual gives them step-by- step procedures in the order that's required as they begin their worm farm business.  

It's  saved me time as well, since I don't have to spend hours on the phone going over instructions and problems!

If you are also considering setting up  your own worm farm, you'll find my worm farm manual a helpful guide to follow.  It's available in a handy download version and also in hard copy format.  Here is more information of what you'll find in the manual.  Or click on the link below to order.

Setting Up A Worm Farm

How to grow earthworms as a home based business
Easy to follow worm farm setup instructions 
I shared my specialized knowledge  on successful worm farming for beginners in an easy to understand manual.  You'll discover:

  • how to set up your  worm farm,
  • what kind of worms beds to use, 
  • worm bedding mixes, and 
  • worm food choices....
....as well as harvesting and selling worms.

Whether your trying to grow worms for your own use or want to grow enough to sell commercially, this manual gives you the information I wish I'd had when I first started.


You'll find more worm feeding tips and how-to's, as well as all aspects of worm farming, in my "Worm Farm Manual".  Available in both download and hard-copy versions.