Last two weeks we continued our learning about companion plants, collected autumn leaves, learnt more about worms and we set up and observed our worm farm.
In the classroom we made four small wormeries and we can watch how the worms turn kitchen waste into nutrient-dense compost.
When we set up the jar-wormeries we had layers of different types of soils, sand, newspaper in it and a couple of days later we saw how the worms started to mix all up. This happens in our new worm farm in the garden. You can see we have ‘worm-cafe’ which is a wonderful liquid fertilizer we use in our garden.
We will get some tiger worms from the Council and once they arrive we will put them into our big worm farm. The most common earthworm in compost bins is the tiger worm (Eisenia foetida), which has alternating red and yellow bands along its body. Did you know? It can eat its body weight in food each day.