|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!
Fresh, soft, green, leafy weeds (also called ‘wild herbs’) are higher
in protein/nitrogen and are more like your kitchen scraps, so the worms
will like these.
Make sure the VOLUME of weeds/wild herbs you put in is LESS than the volume of kitchen scraps you put in.
Still continue to add a few handfuls of nice soil on top of the
kitchen scraps and also on top of the soft green weeds/wild herbs you
put in. Worms need the soil ‘grit’ to put into their ‘Gizzard’ to grind
their food. (Remember – Worms do not have teeth!)
Old dry, woody weeds with seeds on them are best NOT put into your
worm farm. It is best to compost these or give them to your chooks, or
if you cannot do that then put them into your local garden waste
Add a little sprinkle (half teaspoon) of ‘Worm Farm and Compost
Conditioner’, every week or two, to allow the worms to keep the pH in
Remember if you get any ANAEROBIC (bad smelling) gases coming from
your worm farm then you are most likely OVERFEEDING your worms. Stop
feeding them for a week or so. Dig gently and mix up the top layer of
the feeding tray. This will help with aeration.
Please let me know if you encounter any problems, with any particular
types of ‘weeds/wild herbs’. We can then let other people know.
Thanks for taking good care of your worms and for caring for our earth!
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