|We can’t be the only ones genuinely fascinated with the residents of worm farms and compost piles.|
It’s the essence of why l became so enthusiastic about worm farming and composting in the first place over the more traditional gardening experience.
The one thing l noticed when l started researching worms and compost critters was the lack of the actual specific ‘worm’ images there was, and l figured, well, maybe that is something that worm fanciers like myself might appreciate seeing more of.
By taking these close-ups and macro shots of the worms, l came up with the idea of the Earthen Wurmin brand. These galleries display to the reader the true inner beauty of earthwormery.
Thanks for reading, and we hope you’ll enjoy the new season.
Earthen Wurmin and The Autistic Composter
|Season 3 – 2023|
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|Vermicomposting Content Directory|
|Ewww Quick Tips Directory|
|Slideshow – Close up images from inside Compost Bin 5 which has a heavy concentration of horse manure, shredded brown paper, coffee ground and fermented bokashi kitchen waste and leaves and the worms thrive on this mixture. |
This compost bin is not an actual worm farm although the finished product will be used to raise the raised beds soil level, but it has a resident worm herd of around eight to ten thousand and is filled with eggs.
Compost Bin 5 is a warm compost bin turned weekly.
|Earthen Wurmin’s Worm Facts & Quotes|
Worms thrive when their basic needs are met – decomposing plant and or food materials, moisture within the soil, air and a good temperature – provide these in a safe and a secure environment and your worms will think they are on holiday and will stay. If these things are not present, the worm herd will not be either.
If you want to keep your worm populations healthy at home in the garden then the best you can do for your residents is;
Don’t disrupt or disturb the soil too much – opt for fork digging as opposed to spade or rotorvator
Don’t be afraid to leave organic matter and materials on the top of your soil like leaves or grass cuttings
Consider adding either a leaf mulch or an organic top substrate like horse manure to ensures the soils remain moist and allows the soil to develop a nice texture
Don’t use chemicals in your garden, look for organic alternatives or consider making your own
Be kind to your earthworms and they will do your garden soil proud!
|“Why is it that a worm can regrow most of its body, but we can’t replace so much as a finger? I am left with the troubling conclusion that the worm’s survival may, in the grand scheme of things, be more important than my own.”|
Amy Stewart, The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms