The dry continues to make returns on the garden produce harder and harder ..... it has teased us a couple of times with clouds and the lightest of sprinkle but not even to wet a table napkin.
I have all my worm beds under a large tarp to help keep moisture in and stop the beds from baking.
Worms are a pretty easy part of the ecosystem I have in place to keep going, but it does take a bit to get the "best " out of them especially if you want to breed worms for sale.
Once I have enough scraps to make up a mix, I throw it all into a wheelbarrow with some animal manure and water and give it a good chop with the spade.
I try to make it wet without being soggy and chopped up enough to make it easier for the worms to munch through.
After that done I spread it into the containers in a strip type of farming working down the container as it gets finished by the worms.
After I have watered it all down and spread a few worms into the new food patch it's all ready to put the tarp back on
If I want to collect some "worm juice" I have the containers set up on a system where the water can run through the material out of holes I have in the bottom .. on to a couple of pieces of iron which I have sloping into an area where I can catch the runof in a bucket to use in the garden.
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