Worm Tubes - A Great Idea for Your Garden
|Worm tubes from National Gardening Association|
|Josh shows us how - click here|
- Drill one-inch holes in the bottom one foot of the pipes.
- Place them vertically in the soil - one foot in the ground and 2 feet sticking up, above ground.
|Josh and cap for worm tube - click here|
- You must have the top capped. This keeps out flies and other insects. Use small terra cotta pots with a piece of screen covering the drain hole. Place them over the top of the pipe. Of course you can use whatever you want as a cap - this could be fun to see what people come up with - but it has to be heavy enough not to be knocked off. BTW, it also serves as a great bird perch.
To start, put a little finished compost (or moistened peat) in each tube, some worms, add some kitchen scraps and top with a bit of rich soil. Topping the vegetable scraps with soil or compost helps the process and any compost starter is also a plus. Keep it moist always. Wait a bit and watch what happens!
By the way this is great for kids! ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD DO THIS. For more on worm composting in schools click here: Cornell Composting in Schools
And for the best worm info go to Uncle Jim's Worm Farm in line.