Pour roughly five litres of new water into the top working tray once a week, which will flow down through the lower trays, keeping the entire worm farm wet. The worms will not be harmed by the unexpected 'flood.' Adding water is especially crucial during the summer months. The heat and dryness of the air can cause the wood blocks in your compost bin to become dehydrated, which will make them less effective at helping plants grow.
As long as you provide enough water for the worms to drink and soak their food, they won't need anything else from you. However, if you want to encourage your worms to eat faster or introduce new foods, then watering the colony regularly is recommended. Don't forget that the compost bin needs to be watered too! A regular dose of water will help prevent any harmful organisms from taking hold of your worm farm.
Worms are an excellent source of organic matter, nutrients, and moisture for your garden or container plantings. If you plan to use your farm for edible purposes, such as soil-based gardens or container farming, then it's important to maintain the health of your worms by providing them with fresh greens and other vegetable scraps every week or so. This will ensure that they continue to eat bacteria and other disease-causing organisms that may otherwise harm your plants.
Composting is a great way to recycle organic waste and transform it into useful fertilizer.
Flush your worm farm with water once a week—worms prefer a damp atmosphere. Flush your worm farm by placing a 1/2–34 bucket of water (5 litres or more) beneath your Tumbleweed Worm Blanket in the top working tray. With a bucket beneath, make sure your tap is fully open. Allow the water to drain out before replacing the cover.
If you don't flush your worm farm, all kinds of problems can arise from the anaerobic conditions that develop inside the bin as it fills with water. The worms will stop moving about and eating their bedding, which causes them to die. As they die, they thicken the soil further around them until no more oxygen can reach them and they decompose. The resulting carbon dioxide builds up, causing the water in the bin to become more dense than ordinary soil would be (which is why your plants are dying). Eventually, the weight of the worms and their food becomes too much for the plastic tub to bear and it will collapse under its own weight.
To resolve this problem, you have two options: add more compost or fill up the worm farm with fresh bedding. You can add more compost once a month, but don't overdo it; the bin needs to be filled no more than half full of compost to allow adequate ventilation.
The second option is to flush your worm farm by watering it thoroughly.
Excessive Watering Often, the top layer will be somewhat dry, but everything beneath it will be moist. You may keep a pretty uniform moisture content in your worm bin without spritzing by sometimes changing the contents. If the bottom soil is becoming soggy, then add more sand or dirt until it's not.
If there's excess water on the surface, some worms may swim away. However, this should not be a problem as long as you change the medium occasionally so that the water can evaporate.
Worm farms can get too dry. Like any other part of the garden, worm bins will benefit from occasional watering. Make sure to avoid wetting the bedding material, which would cause it to rot. Instead, water the soil itself. This will help promote new growth and reduce disease risk.
Some people like to use drippy taps for their worm bins, but this is not necessary. Just make sure the containers are not sitting in standing water for longer than necessary- these areas will become warm and provide an ideal habitat for insects who will eat all of the worms before they have a chance to reproduce.
Overall, keeping a worm farm clean and adjusting its contents as needed is very simple and won't take up much time.