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How To Keep Your Worm Farm Cool In Summer

Keeping your worm farm at the optimum temperature Summer is a time for composters to get busy as microbial activity is at its peak then. After twenty years of running a worm farm at home I can honestly say it is one of the easiest ways to compost your kitchen scraps at any time of […]

What Are The White Maggots In Your Worm Farm?

A not uncommon experience with home worm farms is lifting the lid to discover a writhing mass of maggots, usually white in colour with a segmented body. Whilst your initial reaction may be one of horror and disgust it is nowhere near as bad as it looks!! Most likely they are the larvae of the […]

Vinegar Flies and Compost Buckets

What are those little flies around the compost bucket? Do you sometimes reach a point with your kitchen compost bucket where you experience a mass of little flies taking off when you disturb the bucket? Chances are you have acquainted yourself with vinegar flies (Drosophila melanogaster). These very small flies with bright red eyes and […]