Worms, when in their natural underground environment, will till, aerate, and fertilize the soil. Worms will also get rid of organic waste and turn it into fertilizer rather than letting it just rot into the earth. Worms might be slimy and gross when you find them in the driveway after it rains, but when they are in the ground they are doing the work that thousands of men and women can’t seem to get done.
Worm farming, also known as vermicomposting, is gaining more and more attention these days as the world looks at the environment and tries to figure out how to save it. Worms have been doing wonderful things for our environment for thousands of years, but they are being slowly killed off by all of the chemicals that people put into the earth in order to grow food. Worm farming is a way to help to repopulate the worms in the earth, and can help to save the environment.
You can help the environment, too. By starting a worm farm you can grow worms and let them reproduce over and over again. The extra worms that you grow you can release outside into their natural environment so that they can do their thing to help save the earth. The longer you farm your worms, the more you are helping the environment.
There are different sizes and different kinds of worm farms, that you can buy to get started. Start with a size that you are comfortable with and look for a worm farm that you can use where you want to use it. You can find worm farm kits for indoors and for outdoors. Most serious worm farmers go for outdoor kits, but most beginning worm farmers like to start with indoor kits. A small kit that can easily be moved is a good choice but you probably don’t want to move it too often so that the worms won’t get confused about the changing environment from indoors to outside.
Finding worm farm kits to buy might be a little hard if you aren’t sure where to look for them. You can find worm farms at many out of the way stores that cater to farmers, like a tractor supply kind of store. You might also find them at a large pet store, but not always. Some specialty toy stores will carry a worm farm kit to buy, but you might want to call first because most do not.
The best way to find a worm farm kit is to get on the internet and look for them. There are several retailers who sell worm farms online. Be careful, though, because many of the kits that are sold on the internet are for professional worm farmers and will be very expensive and very difficult to understand how to use. Find a simple starter worm farm kit online for now and then you can upgrade later when you realize how much you love worm farming.
Having discovered a fondness for insects while pursuing her degree in Biology, Randi Jones was quite bugged to know that people usually dismissed these little creatures as “creepy-crawlies”.