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  • My worm farm has been overtaken by flies and tiny bugs!

    01 May 2012

    The most effective way to rid your worm farm of undesirable creepy crawlies is to add a sprinkle of dolomite a couple of times a week. We have our Worm Farm & Compost Conditioner, which will balance the PH levels in your worm farm; effectively making the environment ideal for your worms and uncomfortable for any other organisms. You can purchase this through your local Bunnings Warehouse.
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  • HELP! my worms seem to "committing suicide" by working their way to the juice reservoir and drowning.

    12 Apr 2012

    It is not unusual that worms fall or travel down into the collector tray at times. The Worm Café is designed with a refuge island in the base tray to assist with the worms finding their way back up to the working tray.
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  • HELP My Worm Farm has ants an smells bad

    12 Apr 2012

    We recently had a question from Garry who had to move is worm farm and now has flies and ants, and it smells bad. Garry has plenty of worm action and lots of micro bugs etc. Can he rejuvenate his worm farm to its former glory?
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  • How do i use my Worm Castings?

    12 Apr 2012

    I always keep the lowest working tray as the worms’ ‘home’ and use the tray above to fill with food scraps and soil. By the time this upper tray is full (after a few months), most of the worms have moved into it. At this point, I remove the lower tray, empty it of castings then hose it out and rotate it to the top of the worm farm. Then I start again, by adding food and soil to the clean top tray.
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  • Can I combine garden weeds with kitchen scraps in my Worm Cafe?

    12 Apr 2012

    The short answer is Yes, but there are some issues to consider before you do!
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  • Can I Put Bokashi Scraps in my Worm Farm?

    12 Apr 2012

    We have recently received some good questions about the Bokashi Bucket scraps. I have trialled and managed a Bokashi Bucket, but we composted the contents in Tumbleweed 220L Compost Bin's. This went well, our compost bins do have a lot of worms in them so I am making an assumption that the Bokashi scraps will be fine in the worm farm. My main question to consider though, and I would like you feedback when you try this, is that the Bokashi pH is probably quite acidic, which worms don't like too much, so I would definitely be adding a good sprinkling of the Tumbleweed Worm Farm and Compost Conditioner,to the worm farm when you add the Bokashi scraps. We always add a regular small amount of 'Conditioner' into both our worm farms and compost bins at the Eco House and Garden Education Centre.
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  • The Toothless Worm

    12 Apr 2012

    We recently had a question about the reason for sprinkling a hand full of soil into the worm farm with the food scraps.
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  • What can I do with the castings and worm tea?

    12 Apr 2012

    Castings – or worm poo - are great for plants in your garden or in pots.
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  • How can I take care of my worms this Spring?

    12 Apr 2012

    The great news is that worms love spring – its not too cold or too hot – in fact it’s the perfect season!
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  • How should I prepare my compost for Spring?

    12 Apr 2012

    Spring is a wonderful time to use the compost that you’ve been preparing through the year, but first of all you need to make sure it’s ready to go.
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