How to make a worm farm.. Easy as worm barrel for lawn clippings & garden scraps..

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Really can’t get more simple that this barrel farm.. I call it a dump & walk barrel as that is how I feed it.. A catcher or 2 or lawn clippings get dumped in…

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25 Responses to How to make a worm farm.. Easy as worm barrel for lawn clippings & garden scraps..

  1. Hope it helped some :) Hope your having a great weekend :)

    Rob Bob
    April 25, 2014 at 10:33 pm

  2. what do you think is the problem? i thought before that they ran out of
    food but there is still a little left.. hope you can help, thanks. 😀

    April 25, 2014 at 10:55 pm

  3. Will do for sure, Thanks Rob. I will be posting vids as I progress with
    each project. Cheers.

    Wayne Meador
    April 25, 2014 at 11:32 pm

  4. what i did now is put a jersey shirt on the top of my bin and tighten it
    around with a rubber band to keep them from going out and letting the air
    get in, i dunno if im doing the right thing but their great escape seems
    not normal to me…the 2nd day was so great, i saw the castings started to
    form like a ring on the top of my bin and getting wider each day, what
    happend on the 4th day was a tragedy for me, hope i see it improve or back
    to normal by tomorrow.. thanks for your time rob 😀

    April 26, 2014 at 12:16 am

  5. I used to age the manure but not so much now as the manure we get is taken
    from large heaps & already looks to be semi composted to me.. Compost worms
    are surface feeders & breakdown organic matter faster than earth worms..
    Best way to see if they are composting worms is to try & trap some I think.
    Maybe you could get an open bottom bucket/container with a lid, fill it
    with horse or cow manure & see if any worms make themselves at home in it..
    Never know, you might save yourself a few dollars.

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 12:58 am

  6. Great video, thanks for making it! Do you make holes in the bottom of the
    bins to let the moisture out?

    Mary Ann Mann
    April 26, 2014 at 1:25 am

  7. Last Wednesday actually Brendan **nods** Your not interested in trying a
    rocket mass heater or the like ?? I think I do remember hearing the fuel is
    rather expensive over there.. BTW, I asked my dad about letting me whip up
    a dibber on his lathe & he wasn’t too happy about the idea.. Then he
    remembered he found a lump of aluminium that might do the job **facepalm**
    I think I might let that offer pass as I think wood is better.. He has to
    over engineer everything 😀 Have a great one sir…

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 2:17 am

  8. I’ve noticed a large number of small white bugs on your handful of worms –
    what are those? Are they black soldier fly larvae?

    Scott Baker
    April 26, 2014 at 2:17 am

  9. The only other thing I can think of is the pH may have been too high or low
    but if they have stopped dying it may have been the handling.. Hope they
    are the only deaths you have with them..

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 2:31 am

  10. You too my friend. You are a very generous guy sharing all that wriggly

    April 26, 2014 at 3:13 am

  11. enjoy watching your channel.

    April 26, 2014 at 3:45 am

  12. Exactly what I was after, thanks buddy!

    Gigglebyte Aquaponics and Backyard Farming
    April 26, 2014 at 4:05 am

  13. All too easy really :)

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 4:56 am

  14. Still takes them some time to chew through it but I think the castings you
    get are well worth it.. Would be good to see how you go if you set them
    up… Have a good one..

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 5:55 am

  15. We bought red wrigglers to start with but there may be other types that
    were introduced since.. We have found a few lots of horse manure with loads
    of worms in them when we empty them out so there may well be other
    varieties in there now.. I was looking at getting some night crawlers but
    need to save up for them first..

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 6:43 am

  16. Thank you.for the video and explanation

    bo nawaf fmhalhd
    April 26, 2014 at 6:53 am

  17. Works great for us.. Need to go source some more manure so we can split our
    last barrel & start all over again :) Cheers Marty & have a great one, Rob.

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 7:34 am

  18. Pb I knew from school & had an inkling.. Cheers :)

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 8:14 am

  19. Ya gotta love So. Cal

    April 26, 2014 at 8:17 am

  20. Great job!

    Indoor Harvest Gardens
    April 26, 2014 at 8:38 am

  21. 😀 They need to feel some love too:D Hope its warming up there.. Cheers..

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 9:26 am

  22. My worm bin is too wet I think, and smells BAD. Should I add lime to
    freshen it? Thanks

    Nita T
    April 26, 2014 at 10:04 am

  23. Has the tap at the bottom clogged up or is it just too wet from what has
    been added do you think ? When it has happened to us before I took ½ the
    farm out, saved as many worms as I could & added them back in with the
    rest.. Then added some dryish screened horse manure to help soak up the
    moisture from the remaining bedding.. Coconut fibre is another great option
    that is available in most places.. You could add some garden lime but I
    really wouldn’t add to much.. Hope that helps..

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 10:38 am

  24. I was told that growing mustard & marigolds as green manure crops & digging
    them through the soil works the best.. Bianca & I sowed both out in a few
    beds & the barrel that the okra plant in the clip came from.. Shall dig
    them through once they get about a foot tall.. Also have been growing a few
    large marigold bushes so I can save the seeds from them which is good as I
    used all f what I had saved up today :) Thanks for the tip on adding them
    to salads.. Hadn’t seen that before.. TBC

    Rob Bob
    April 26, 2014 at 11:16 am

  25. I really like this video. It’s not like your others where you are walking
    around showing whats new with a wobbling camera. It had you talking/
    explaining and it was really informative. I really like your channel and
    it’s channels like yours that i really enjoy because it’s like we truely
    know you. Keep up the good work!

    Tony Park
    April 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

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