What can I put in my worm farm?

As a general rule, worms will process anything organic (that was once living). As worm farms require a good ratio of carbon and nitrogen inputs, we suggest applying equal inputs of carbon “browns” and nitrogen “greens” to assist in keeping a balanced environment. 

Worms can process approximately one third of their body weight in organic waste every 2 to 3 days. It is important to work on the combined weight of the worms rather than number of worms, as the amount of worms per kilogram can vary depending on the size and maturity of the worms.

Examples of organic waste that worms can recycle

  1. Fruit & vegetable scraps – cooked or raw
  2. Tea bags and coffee grounds
  3. Tissues
  4. Vacuum cleaner dust
  5. Human and pet hair
  6. Paper and cardboard
  7. Natural fibers such as cotton and wool
  8. Bird seed husks
  9. Bio-solids
  10. Animal manure

Is it Difficult to manage a worm farm?

There are only a few basic things that need to be maintained to ensure your worm farm is processing organic waste effectively and efficiently. It’s best to ensure you have someone who will be in charge of overseeing it (‘Head Urban Worm Farmer’!) to ensure the conditions are being monitored regularly. The main factors to maintain are moisture, oxygen and acidity levels. We provide a full comprehensive guide with all our worm farms to set you up for a successful worm farming journey.

How do I apply my worm juice?

Worm Solutions Premium Worm Juice application rates:

Home Garden Use:

50/50 dilution for trees, flowers and plants including fruit and vegetables.

30/70 (30% Juice) on delicate plants & bonsais.


Use a 3 litre hose spray pack filled with undiluted worm juice and attach hose water to dilute juice and spray onto lawn.

This will cover approx 1 litre per 15-20m2.

Broadacre Use:

Application rate: 5-15 litres per hectare 

80/20 (80% water) 20% Worm Juice. 4 to 1.

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