Marianne CannonWorm farms & adding layers

Recently I’ve used a dilute mixture of worm tea to green up some yellow looking Slipper Orchids. In fact, some gardeners refer to the liquid you get from worm farms as worm tea or black gold. Magic. But sometimes getting a worm farm going can be problematic.

Worm farm photo Doug Beckers

Hopefully Cameron Little from www.sustainabilitysystems.com.au can fix all that! Listen as he explains:

  • how to add another layer to expand your existing worm farm
  • when to use the castings out of your worm farm trays
  • what food scraps to avoid

The worms and other micro-organisms break down the food scraps before they have a chance to rot. Did you know that around 90% of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills are a result of decomposing organic material such as food waste? If you’re having problems with your existing worm farm, drop us a line torealworldgardener@gmail.com and Cameron or the RWG team will be happy to help.

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Marianne Cannon

About Marianne Cannon

Marianne Cannon has been broadcasting as Real World Gardener on radio 2RRR 88.5fm in Sydney, since September 2009, and the program is now syndicated to radio stations around Australia. It's about growing your own, the abc of plants, and how to create sustainable gardens to fit into today's environment. Not just a show about plants; it has a strong green and ecological bent, with co-presenters addressing issues such as native animals and plants, water conservation, composting, reducing waste, protecting native species and more.

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  1. That’s really helpful info, Marianne and Cameron. There’s always so many little details like that which it’s great to get from someone who actually does it!

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