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! 🌈
Can we love this picture any more? Such a great representation of nourishing our bodies with beautiful food and then composting it back into soil to use again to grow our veggies ♻️ ♻️ ♻️ . #composting #wormbin #wormfarm #vermicomposting #growyourownfood #growyourown #veggies #compost #compostbin #lovefood #nourishingfood #food #vermicomposting #vermibin
Who here has some chooks or are thinking about getting some chooks? 🐓 . Chickens are really good workers when it comes to assisting with compost heaps. They are constantly scratching and turning the pile searching for yummy bugs, weeds and microbes which ultimately speeds up the decomposition process . leave a 🐓 emoji in the comments if you love chickens as much as we do! . #Repost @growapear.gardens ・・・ The devils are loving this weather! Lots of wormies coming to the surface. 🌧 hopefully last day of rain and we get some sunshine 🌞
Variety is the spice of life! The more variety of organic waste you feed your worms, the better the castings/fertiliser will be. Here's a tip: Every time you feed your worms, sprinkle a handful of organic soil (from your garden is fine), crushed egg shells or vacuum dust to the working tray. The grit from these materials will help the worms' gizzards grind the food waste. . 📷 @handsfullheartfuller
It's plastic free July! A great time to action a more sustainable lifestyle, by choosing to refuse single use plastics. Did you know that Tumbleweed is an ambassador and recycling steward in second life plastics? Our worm farms and compost bins are manufactured here in Australia from 100% recycled plastic, giving waste materials a new long term second life. And even better, these recycled plastics make products that are used for recycling! Reducing single life plastics can be as easy as taking your own reusable bags to the grocery store, using fabric produce bags for your fruit and veg or taking your own keep cup to get your coffee!
Weekend fun! I get really excited when I’m planning my next crop of veggies to grow, is anyone else the same? It’s really important to turn the soil over and aerate so it’s nice and light and loosely packed ready for planting. I mixed in a few good buckets of freshly harvested compost, a bag of cow manure and some extra soil. I’ve planted one bed with seedlings and the other with seeds. Let’s see how they grow! 🥕🥬🌱
What if we told you that you can make beautiful broken down compost in as little as 30 days?! We’ve got two words for you. Hot. Composting! Katja from @my_urban_edible_garden will be taking us through the process of how to do this and what you’ll need. Behind the Garden: We also asked a few questions about where her journey started! “Composting is something my family has always done. I can’t remember a time my mum would throw any organic waste in the bin. Mainly because it would smell but also because we had gardens and it was more practical to dispose of compostable waste on-site. In my own household nothing goes to waste, if it’s once lived we try and compost it or feed it to the worms. Homemade compost makes the most beautiful soil amendment and I have the garden to show for it! Because we live in an urban setting we can have problems with vermin, so an enclosed system like the Gedeye bin is the most practical way to compost”
Lemony goodness! 🍋🍋 A few handfuls of compost can do wonders for yummy lemons! This year I added loads of chicken manure to my compost from my chook house, to give my compost a rich boost.
Did you see our recent video on recycling corn-starch based packaging peanuts? We've been following the break-down process of the starch-based packaging since being added to the compost bin - here's the result! The packaging peanuts were added to the compost with half a watering can of water added the following day. A week later it began to break down. Worms were found to be in and around the packaging peanuts, and after three weeks the they had completely broken down and were gone! Bio-degradable packing alternatives like this are what everyone should be using to replace single use plastics! ♻️
Shavonda has begun the awesome project of a potager garden. If you’re interested and want to know more then I encourage you to head over to her page to follow along for journey @thecottagebungalowpotager . Having a worm bin not only diverts food from landfill it also provides rich, beautiful castings to add to your soil and gardens beds! . #canoworms #wormbin #wormfarm #vermicompost #composting #compost #compostbin #composting #potagergarden #happycomposting
Check out the newly Installed Pet Poo Composter in Warwick, New York! Did you know that composting worms can break down your dog's 💩 ? By installing a Vermicomposter dedicated to your pets business, you could be diverting up to 150 plastic bags from landfill each month. The Pet Poo Composter's design is unique, and that's because 1/3 of the bin is actually in the ground - we like to call this an In-Ground Vermicomposters. When you put your dog's business in the PPC, the worms will break it down into casting which they will then deliver to the surrounding soil around your Composter. The Composter won't fill up, you don't need to harvest anything out of it, and it doesn't smell!!!! For more info on how to divert poo bags from landfill, check out the link in our Bio and don't forget to give your furry friends a big hug. #compostdog #dogcompost #dogpoocomposter #petpoocomposter #wormbin #vermicomposting #wormfarm #ingroundwormfarm #worms #castings #dogs #doodlesofig #doodlegram #dogsofinsta #dogstagram #dogs #vermicompost
A Worm Cafe in the wild! But in all seriousness, this is such a good recap about worm farming/ vermicomposting. . Visiting my partner’s parents today and so elated to see that they have a 🐛 worm farm bin! 🗑️ Almost half of household waste we throw away is organic and ideal for composting. Yet so many of us throw it in the bin rather than composting it. 🌿 A worm farm can turn your organic waste into rich fertiliser to feed your garden. It’s also a fun way to have the whole family actively involved in the environment. A few tips for maintaining your worm farm: 🐛 1. Chop food waste into smaller parts: Smaller pieces of food will break down faster, thus speeding up the composting process. You can puree, freeze, or microwave food scraps before adding them to your worm composter to help break down material. Make sure that food has returned to room temperature before adding it to your worm bin. 🐛 2. The frequency and volume that you feed worms will depend on you and your family: You can add new food to the feeding tray at any time. Worms can eat up to half their weight in food per day in a fully established, well managed worm farm. Make sure your worms are eating the last food you added before adding more. 🐛 3. What to feed worms: When you feed worms always try to add equal portions of greens and browns! 🥬 Greens: Vegetable and fruit scraps, bread, pasta, coffee grounds and filters, teabags, dead plant matter from houseplants 📜Browns: Paper, junk mail, paper egg cartons, cardboard, dry leaves 🐛 4. foods to avoid in your worm farm: Salty foods, citrus, spicy foods, oils, prepackaged foods with preservatives, meat and dairy products because they attract flies and can cause your worm farm bin to smell. #worms #wormfarm #compost #ecofriendly #recycle #perth #australia #sustainability #zerowaste #recycling #environment #earthmacros #sustainableliving #plasticfree #wasteless #composting #wormbin #vermicomposting #wormfarming #vermicompost credit: 📸@earthmacros
We love this post about how we all get into composting. Parents, grandparents, at school, through a friends or maybe you see it on Social. We all start somewhere! just remember to not get caught up in the details. Your gut is generally right ♻️🌱🌏 📸 @goldcoast_sustainability Today’s tip: Composting I will admit that I never knew how or what to compost until I started trying to live sustainably. I didn’t grow up in a household where composting was the norm and when I first started exploring my options for reducing waste I was delighted to find how easy and effective composting has been. . Composting was previously thought of something for people living on farms.. however nowadays everyone can do it with options from under the sink Bokashi Bins to Balcony appropriate Worm Farms and HUGE outdoor options for those with some land. . I use a compact worm farm known as the “Can of Worms”. Purchased from Bunnings rather inexpensively, my worm farm brings me a lot of joy. Can I hear an “Eco-Nerd Alert!”. . Basically, you add some worms to a tray with some worm food (the farm comes with some to begin with) and then you start adding in your scraps (no meat, dairy or citrus). The worms breed and eat and will adapt to how much you put into the farm for them. . What they leave behind after eating your scraps is turned into amazing fertilizing soil which can be mixed with your potting mix or added to the garden.. if you don’t have a garden, check it out online because there are people that will collect your worm castings or local gardens that will utilise it. . The Can O’ Worms stays out of the sun in the coolest spot under my outdoor area and the only upkeep is to water it down once a week because the Gold Coast is HOT!. You also need to drain the liquid conveniently via the tap) once a week. Add this at a 1:10 ratio to water and feed your plants. . To answer your questions that I had in the beginning: No, it doesn’t smell No, it doesn’t attract rodents No, it doesn’t attract bugs (however should you notice any ants, just spray the bottoms with a vinegar/citrus/water mix). Do you compost? Do you have any questions about starting? credit: @goldcoast_sustainability
Carbon-rich materials and nitrogen-rich materials, what does all of this mean? @gardeningwithangus explains how to balance these out for your compost bin. . In previous posts, I have mentioned the importance of adding both ‘browns’ and ‘greens’ into the compost and worm farm, but how much ‘browns’ do we need to be adding? From my experience I would say the minimum quantity of browns to add is 50:50. If you add one bucket of kitchen scraps into your compost then add at least one bucket of browns with it. Feel free to add more as adding browns will help keep the balance of the compost and worm farm in check. You might surprise yourself with how easy browns are to find around the house, garden or in everyday life. Compostable browns include egg shells, paper towel, toilet rolls, dried leaves, cardboard boxes and much more! Once you are mindful of adding browns to your compost, you will most likely find yourself searching for extra opportunities to gather and collect them. You might ask the supermarket for a cardboard box instead of a bag. Or you might even find yourself offering to rake your neighbour’s lawn and take away the leaves for use in your compost! What some people might consider throw away items can be seen in another light by us composters as valuable garden resources. @tumbleweedgardening #gardeningwithangus #growyourown #composttips #greensandbrowns #waronwaste #backtotheearth #composting #wormfarm #sustainableliving #wormfarming #compostking #caringforworms #caringforearth #growyourown #veggiepatch #raisedgardenbeds credit: @gardeningwithangus