Worm Farming Just Makes Sense
As you can imagine, the environment and our bodies are full of man-made chemicals, playing havoc with our own immune systems and that of the planet earth. I know. It will take concerted efforts to see any change in today’s society.
But what’s wrong with helping our ecosystem for the sake of our futures? With that lofty goal in mind, some have chosen the occupation of worm farming. It’s safe, natural, and healthy in many ways.
Worm farming offers variety including setting one up with earthworms, catalpa worms, meal worms, red worms, or grub worms. You can try having more than one kind, but there are benefits to keeping them in separate containers.
With separation of each type of worm you can detect which varieties are progressing and at what pace. Another benefit is having them separated for the different reasons you would want to use them.
One reason for keeping them separated is to make sure you have the correct temperatures and the correct conditions for each type to thrive and prosper.
Which worms are edible? At least from a human standpoint? Earthworms, meal worms, and grub worms are. Maybe you don’t want to partake of this sort of exotic delicacy yourself. It may just be a little too safe, natural, and healthy for your tastes! But what if you could extend the life of your cats or dogs by adding the cooked worms to their dry food that you’ve made yourself? You’d be surprised that animals that wouldn’t normally eat worms can actually thrive very well on their nutritive value.
Worm farming is actually less expensive and less dangerous than your average farm. After all, you don’t need tons of employees and expensive equipment to have a worm farm.
You can have your own little worm farm for your own personal benefits. Encourage your kids to join in and use it in class for show-and-tell time.
It’s a novel way of getting up close and personal with natural science. Little gardeners can enjoy the benefits of this safe farming. And if you are raising the edible worms, you won’t have to worry if your tot does experiment by popping one in his or her mouth!
Although the catalpa worms are not one of the edible worms, they are still safe and natural to use as fish bait. This Southern U.S. variety is sometimes referred to as Catawba Worms.
The catalpa trees are well-known along the rivers and swamps of the southern states in the United States. Texas, Louisiana, and Florida residents enjoy the bait from these trees but these trees and their worms are easily established outside the realm of the South. These trees thrive in moist, rich soil.
If you live in east Texas (and many other Mid Western states), you are well-acquainted with the pest called the June bug. You may not have known, however, that this pest comes from the humble grub worm.
Sure, the grub worm isn’t a friend if you have vegetable garden, but in some cultures, this worm is a delicacy. Now didn’t you learn something new about worms today?