Worm juice is a key fertiliser in our garden. We have three worm farms in a nice shady spot in the garden to recycle fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen.
For an easy and inexpensive worm farm setup try this:
1. Get two styrofoam boxes and place one on top of the other.
2. Use a screw driver to poke a dozen holes in the floor of the top box.
3. Line the top box with newspaper or sugarcane mulch.
4. Fill the top box 3/4 full with a mix of soil and sugarcane mulch.
5. Water well.
6. Add your worms on top (Red or Tiger worms work best for us).
7. Put on a lid and place in a shady location in the garden.
8. A bung hole in the bottom box makes extracting the worm juice easy but the top box can also be lifted up to access the juice.
Start small by feeding a handful or two of vegetative kitchen scraps once a week. Over time the worm juice will collect in the bottom box. It’s also a good idea to give the worms a light hose once in a while with a sprinkle of lime to neutralise the acid in the garden scrap juices. Crushed egg shells are also a great addition but avoid citrus and onions. Obviously no meat or bread just fruit and veggie scraps. Water the juice down 10:1 and water your plants weekly with this great liquid fertiliser.