Red Wigglers - Eisenia fetida
Red wigglers-Eisenia foetida, are the best compost worms. Unlike your everyday night crawlers, they live well in close, highly populated conditions and don't burrow. they love to feast on decaying organic material and are the best worms to use in a worm farm.
They will recycle all your organic waste and leave you with 'Black Gold' vermicompost.
Like nightcrawlers, they make a tasty meal for fish, and even some feathered friends.
Vermicompost is the product of the decomposition process using various species of worms, usually red wigglers, to create a mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast.
Vermicast (also called worm castings, worm humus, worm manure, or worm faeces) is the end-product of the
breakdown of organic matter by earthworms. These castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients than the organic materials before vermicomposting.
Vermicompost contains water-soluble nutrients and is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. It is used in farming and small scale sustainable, organic farming.
A worm farm is a community of worms established as a method of recycling food and some other organic wastes into natural fertiliser products. A worm farm can be purchased or home-made and is ideal for those with small gardens, courtyards or balconies, or for a school or office environment.
Worm tea is ultimately the end result of steeping worm castings or vermicompost in water. Worm tea is known mostly for its ability to boost microbiological activity in soil by adding bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, and protozoa to the soil. If you are already worm farming and have easy access to worm castings then making worm tea will be a breeze, or if you want to start a worm farm to reap the benefits of the castings