Composting tip - remember to mix your compost at least once a week to create an aerobic environment for increased microbial activity. Our Compost Mate tool makes mixing easy! Water approximately 5L of water weekly and don’t forget to mix through some compost conditioner to maintain a healthy pH level. Our new Compost Accelerator is a great additive to speed up decomposition too! Featuring our new Tumbleweed 150L Gedye bin - perfect for a small urban backyard!! ♻️🌱
How good is this worm farming set up! We spotted our worm farms @mayfieldgarden in Oberon NSW. What does your set up look like? 🌱♻️
Avocado seeds take quite a while to break down in either a compost bin or a worm bin. This is actually a good thing because by adding dense items like this will aid in soil structure, it will also provide food for a long time if you’re heading on holidays. So the next time you’re having some smashed avo on toast don’t forget to throw in the skin and the seed to your worm farm or compost bin 🥑 🐛 ♻️ #compost #thingstocompost #thingsthatcanbecomposted #wormfarm #wormbin #wormcafe #avocadotoast #avocado #avocados #avocadoseed #wormfood #kitchscraps
Adding a variety of scraps to either a compost bin or Worm Bin is the best thing you can do for its success. Each week make sure to add an even amount of carbon rich foods, this will help keep the balance. #compostbin #wormbin #wormfarm #composting #reduce #reuse #recycle #foodscraps #compost #compostable #wormfarm #wormbin #vermicompost
Picking the first zucchini’s from my summer crop - don’t they look good! Zucchini’s are so easy to grow and you don’t need a lot of space to grow them. After pulling out my last crop I prepared my raised beds by adding 1 x bag sheep manure, 1 x bag cow manure, 1/2 barrow mature compost and an entire tray of worm castings. No wonder these beauties look so good! 👌🌱🌱
We get so excited when we spot our product out and about. Here is a Tumbleweed Can-O-Worms that was spotted while exploring the @glebemarkets, located in the grounds of the local public school. The little garden surrounding the worm farm looked very pretty and well cared for - all schools should be teaching kids about the benefits of recycling by having their own worm farm and students garden!
Ok, let’s talk about worm travelers. Here is a picture of one of our worm farms where the castings in the bottom tray are touching the bottom of the top tray. Brain twister, I know! This is important because worms love to migrate around the entire worm bin. Next time you’re feeding the worms lift the top tray, if you see this then you’re all good. If not add a bit more food scraps in the gaps. #wormfarming #wormfarm #wormbin #wormcafe #wormfarm101 #vermicomposting #growyourown #veggies #backyard #backyardcompost #compost
Two words. Shredded Paper. Worm Farms really need a good balance of carbon materials (paper/browns) and nitrogen material (leafy green) things. Think of it as a 50:50 ratio of how much carbon to nitrogen your worm farm needs on a weekly basis. If you find your worm farm is a little too moist or has some bugs hanging around trying adding drier more carbon rich items: Carbon Examples - egg cartons - egg shells - toilet rolls - shredded paper - cardboard box - dried or dead leaves We love this photo from @tortoise_change showing a good amount of shredded paper in her 10 year old Can O Worms 🌱🌿🍃 ・・・ Worm Farm Ive had this Can-O-Worms worm farm for well over 10 years. Their favourite thing is shredded paper. I shred all the mail that has identifying information and then other bits of paper to make up a nice pile for them. They also like old fabrics ie those towels that are just completely threadbare and beyond even as rags. #tortoisechange #wormfarm #canoworms #composting #wormfarming #zerowasteqld #breakfreefromplastic #zerowastetips #waronwasteau #endplasticpollution #sustainablehome #landfillsucks #towardzerowaste #tumbleweed #wormbin #vermicompost
Boston and Indi have made the awesome swap to the loo out the back! No more bags, which is fantastic for our landfills #Repost @boston.and.indi • Trying to do our bit for the environment 🌿 Installed our new pet poo worm compost in the new backyard! 🐾 @tumbleweedgardening • • • • • #dogsofinstagram #dogfriendlytasmania #dogsofaustralia #instagramdogs #berneroftheday #bernese #bernesemountaindoglovers #bernesemountaindog #bernesedaily #bernesemountaindogheart #bernesemountaindogsofinstagram #berneseofinstagram #bernese_feature #worldofberners #leonberger #leonbergerpuppy #leonbergersofinstagram #leonbergeroftheday #leonbergerlovers #leonbergerstyle @bernesedaily @bernesemountaindoglovers @worldofberners #composting #dogpoo #poocompost #dogpoocompost #composter #wormbin #worms
Using worm castings on indoor plants! 1. Grab a small handful of finished castings from the bottom working tray of your worm farm. 2. Add these castings to a small watering can and dilute to the colour of weak tea. 3. Pour over your indoor plants! 🌱🌱🌱 I like to do this once a week! Castings not only give beneficial nutrients to your plants, they also help to build healthy root systems and plant immunity!
Did you know that the average dog does 125kg of poop a year? How are you currently disposing of your pet waste? As it’s National Recycling Week, we thought it was a great time to put the question out there - while everyone has the topic of sustainability and recycling on their minds!! Tumbleweed has a unique in-ground worm farm designed to recycle your dog poop into the surrounding soil, with all the work done by the worms! No harvesting, no smells, just mess-free composting where you can feel good about how you’re helping the environment. You can spot the Pet Poo Worm Farm in this image, it’s next to the fence with the green lid! Best of all, it doesn’t just recycle pet waste, you can recycle your kitchen scraps too. Available at @bunnings - if you’re starting to think of ideas for Christmas! ♻️🌱
The girls are enjoying some of the veggie patch spoils! I’m keen to get my pumpkins and zucchini’s in today, so I’ve pulled out some of the old rocket and radishes that had gone to seed. Fair to say the girls are happy! 🐔🐔🐔
Competition closed! Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway, we are so excited to have received so many entries! Congratulations to our lucky winner @bpsgreenthumbs - we hope you are excited as we are to have the Can-O-Worms kit heading your way!!! 🤩
Tumbleweed 2K Giveaway! To celebrating reaching 2,000 followers, we'd like to give away one Can-O-Worms Worm Farming Kit! To enter, simply comment and tag 3 friends. The giveaway Can-O-Worms Kit includes: 1 x Can-O-Worms Worm Farm 1 x Tube-O-Worms, containing 1000 Worms 1 x Worm Farm Bedding Block 1 x Worm Farm & Compost Conditioner 1 x Worm Farm Blanket 1 x Organi Bin Enter as many times as you like, each comment counts as a new entry. Competition open to all countries and will run through to the 18th December - so don't wait, get your entries in! The winner will be announced on Monday, 21st October. The prize pack will be delivered by post to the lucky winner. Ready, set go!
These veggies are so happy! I’ve been feeding them a diluted worm tea to give them a nutrient boost and you can see the results. I normally pour 5 litres of water over my worm farm once a week then use the worm tea straight on my veggie beds. Swipe right to see how much they’ve grown!
Weekend projects. Does anyone else live for these? The two glorious days of the week that we can spend in the garden! Here we created a little garden bed to soften the shed. Then we installed a Pet Poo Worm Farm for the doggo. This was in the beautiful rural town of Mudgee. The ground was so hard to dig because they haven’t had much rain. This yard now has a Pet Poo worm farm and a 220L Gedye bin! The Pet Poo worm farm is a sustainable and organic way to dispose of your pet waste, returning the nutrients and carbon back into the earth. The 220L Gedye is a great bin for a medium yard to recycle your organic waste into rich compost to grow your own veggies!
Tomato throwback! How good are these home-grown tomatoes from @handsfullheartfuller 's garden last season! Just a bit of inspiration for planning your tomato crop for this year. Share you tips for growing a tasty crop, we'd love to hear your tried and true formula! 🌱 🌱
This weeks worm food haul that I’ve been keeping in the freezer! We’ve got some paper from our rotisserie chook, pistachio shells, some stone fruit, celery butt, cucumber ends and some capsicum/ Peppers. Want to see more about what to feed your worms? Comment with 🐛 #wormfood #worms #wormbin #composting #wormcomopost #lowwaste #zerowaste #veggiescraps #scrapsboard #waste #veggies #composting
Aerated Castings!! It’s so satisfying growing your own food! These seedlings were planted about 10 weeks ago now and they’re so lush! Ive been giving them a boost with a few litres of aerated vermicastings every few weeks. This has helped these home grown veggies flourish. They’re so tasty too! 🌱🌱🌱
Winter garden colour ☀️ I’ve been waiting patiently for these beauties to flower and they were worth the wait! 🌼 I planted over 200 jonquil bulbs this year quite late in the season and they’re about to burst forth too. Colour everywhere! 🌈