My no cost bathtub worm farm

There was an old bathtub lying at my place, I thought maybe I could get someone to haul it away but a friend of mine suggested turning it into a worm farm and he told me about worm juice and how great it is for fertilising the garden crops. Sounded like a good idea but the tub sat there for almost another year until today I finally did turn it into a worm farm.

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5 Responses to My no cost bathtub worm farm

  1. Rodney says:

    Worm farm looks great and yes they look like tigers to me … eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be. One point that I would make is that you may find that the weed mat doesn’t stay together very well with the tape and allows the worms to escape into the area below the grate. Once there I found they either drowned or had difficulty finding their way back. Had this problem with my first tub farm but solved it by getting our daughter to sew the two edges together. That’s one skill I don’t have.

    That bath looks like cast iron … if so I bet it was heavy! Been there done that.

    Thanks for the acknowledgments and only too pleased to help … cheers.

    • Aidan says:

      Yes it’s heavy. I thought I would have to get someone to help me but I was able to manage it by just lifting one end at a time.

      I reckon it should stay dry in the bottom as the liquid will be draining out the plug hole but we’ll see how it goes.

      One question I have that you might be able to answer is how much stuff (compost/food scraps/worms from compost bin) to put into the tub? As you can see in the photo I’ve started with just a few inches in the bottom but wondering if should add more in, what do ya reckon?

  2. Rodney says:

    Hi Aidan
    What you have there I believe is fine … it obviously will build up as you feed them. I estimate that I have 5000 to 6000 worms in each of my tub farms. Took about 6 months to get to these levels.

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