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The easy worm farm fix-it guide The easy worm farm fix-it guide
Worm farms are easy to look after – you will onlyneed to spend a few hours maintaining your worms.But sometimes there can be problems. Some commonproblems and their solutions are listed here.
My worm farm smells
Your worms may be overfed or too wet.
Feed your worms slowly andgradually build up the quantity. Make sure your worm farm is well-drained or your worms may drown.
My worms won’t multiply
Worms need the rightconditions in order to breed.Keep them cool (the idealtemperature is 18-25
C);moist but not too wet; awayfrom direct light; and feedthem foods that do not causeacidic conditions (fruits, grainsand sugary foods can beacid-forming).
Keep your worm farmout of direct sunlight
Keep it covered and welldrained. Add a sprinkling of woodash, dolomite or lime every few weeks to preventthe worm farm from becoming too acidic.
Going onholidays?Feed moist paper.
Keep a lid on your worm farmor underfelt cover over the foodscraps. If your worm farm sits on legs,place each leg in a bowl of water.
Ants or cockroaches maybe a bit of a nuisance butdon’t worry – they won’tharm your worms.
Vinegar flies?Add lime.Too acidic?Add paper.
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