|This is what it looked like. In hindsight I think it could have done with a few more holes.|
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Saturday, April 26, 2014
Make a Worm Tunnel
On the weekends I usually spend time reading gardening books, old magazines or surfing the net for gardening tips and ideas. Months ago I saw a picture of a lady making worm tunnels for her garden out of plastic pipe offcuts. At the time I thought it was a great idea, as my worm farm was not keeping up with the constant supply of food scraps that our household produces. This week I decided to try and make a couple, but do you think I could find the original instructions? Then I remembered. I'm a man...I don't need instructions! The idea is to take a length of drainage piping, drill holes in it, put it in a hole in the ground, put your food scraps in the pipe so worms will enter through the holes and munch on the scraps. The worms help to break down the organic matter, adding nutrients to the soil, and also assist in aeration, which will help with air and water movement through the soil. Ultimately this will give your garden healthy soil for healthy growing plants. Once the worms have worked their magic the tunnels can easily be moved to other areas in the garden to repeat the process. Here is what I did.