A worm café, or worm tower, is a good way to turn food waste into worm castings. Worm castings (also known as worm poo) is the perfect garden fertiliser.

worm cafe

Equipment

What to do

  • 1. Measure and mark half to three quarters of the length of the pipe — this is the section that will go below ground.

  • 2. Drill lots of holes into this section of the pipe. The holes will provide air flow and allow the worms to enter and exit the pipe.

  • 3. Paint and decorate the top section of the pipe that will appear above ground. This will add some colour to the garden.

  • 4. Pick an accessible spot in the raised garden bed for the worm café to live. The garden bed must be deep enough to accommodate at least three-quarters of the pipe underground.

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