Permaculture worm tower

I love simple, cheap and appropriate ideas that make gardening easier and fun. At the first Seedy Sunday we showed three videos with this philosophy in mind.

My two previous attempts at worm farming had ended badly with the bins being overrun with nasties that killed off the worms. But I so love the simplicity and ease of this idea I’m going to give it another shot. This is a great way to get nutrients straight into your garden.

Comments

  1. hannah says:

    have you tried this yet Anna?

    • Absolutely, I’ve had mine operating for the last year and I’m thrilled with it. I’ll try to throw together a post this afternoon talking about it. In short – I totally recommend it!

  2. Just remember to keep the worms wet but not too wet. I have found that you don’t want to add meat. Worms seem to have a hard time digesting that and the meat will bring other critters. I have a worm tower that the top tray will get some other bugs but they don’t go down into the second or third or fourth tray.

    • Thanks Dan, completely agree. We eat very little meat and what scraps we do have go to the neighbour’s cats. We haven’t had any problems with rodents trying to get in, but that may also be due to the cats. We also use a piece of sacking that keeps off a lot of rain and insulates it in winter. Tiger worms are a tropical species so they don’t like cold winters.