Thursday, April 11, 2019

Grow tiger worms "maskar" in small spaces. A healthy income!

Video description by: Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens
Published on Mar 3, 2019

John from takes you to West Knight Worms in Moca, Puerto Rico to show you how you can grow worms in your basement and make $60,000 to $100,000 by selling worm juice. In this episode, you will also learn how one man started a worm farm by building 20 worm bins in his mom's basement and feeding the worm whole fruits and vegetables to create liquid worm juice that is sold for $50-$120 a pound.

You will discover the special worm bin that was designed to house worms and easily create the worm elixir by using rainwater. You will learn about many of the ingredients that are being fed to the worms to create certain nutrients in the worm elixir that is being created. You will discover how worm elixir is created by leaching out the water from the worm castings. You will learn how the worm leachate is processed and bottled for sale. You will discover how worm juice can benefit the farmer with a testimonial from a farmer that uses the product.

Finally, John will interview the worm farmer so you can learn more about the process of making worm juice and the benefits it can have when used in your garden.

Jump to the following parts of this episode:

00:15 Episode Start
03:20 Start of Farm Tour
04:14 Prototype Worm Bin
05:39 Leach-Out Worm Bin
07:49 18 Food Grade Ingredients to Feed Worms to Make Nutrient Rich Elixir
10:50 Bins with ingredients - Paper Creates Cellulase Degraders in Casting
11:53 Dried Bananas
12:29 Egg Shells
12:33 Rabbit Pellets
13:19 Star Fruits
14:02 Papayas
14:27 Breadfruit
15:05 Avocados
16:27 Aquaponic Grown Greens
17:47 Corn Cob and Corn Husk
18:15 Drum String Trimmer
19:03 Coffee Grounds + Additional Fruits
19:56 Corason & Granada
20:15 Type of Worms he Uses
21:30 How to Create Worm Elixir
24:00 How the Elixir is Processed
25:40 Worm Casting Trommel
28:20 Final Product Being Bottled
30:40 West Knight Worm Elixir Testimonial
32:08 Benefits of Using Worm Elixir
33:41 Benefits of Worm Elixir to Trees
37:49 Interview of Owner of West Knight Worms
38:03 Why did you start this worm farm?
38:45 What benefits of have farmers seen from using your product?
40:15 How did you come up with your recipe that you feed your worms?
41:15 Do you really use whole fruits instead of scraps?
42:30 Using imperfect fruits to feed worms
43:00 Adding Worm Elixir to Increase Yields after conventional
45:00 Why did you sell to farmers first?
45:40 How does your product grow award-winning orchids
46:30 How can Worm Elixir Help prevent fungus?
47:10 How is your worm elixir used?
48:15 How to apply the Worm elixir to your plants
49:00 How can someone order your products from the USA?
49:50 what is your contact information?
50:24 Why do you call your business west knight worms?
51:03 Any final thoughts for my viewers?

After watching this episode, you will learn how you can have a worm farm in a basement and how you can make $60-$100k a year selling worm elixir that can benefits gardens and farms.

Referenced Episodes:

Growing Microgreens in Your Living Room
how the best worm castings are made
breadfruit episode

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lesson 1: "Your compost heap is the heart of the garden."

Long before you start thinking about planting vegetables, flowers, vines, climbers, shrubs and trees, you need to think about the nutrients in the soil. This same foundational principle applies to any garden venture, be it big or small.

How to get good nutrients?

The answers are very simple:

  1. Develop a compost heap or for the urban gardener, start making compost in bins
  2. Put tiger worms or other suitable worms into your compost heap or bin

These small helpers produce so much rich black soil, it is amazing! What they produce is super food for your plants. Your whole garden then becomes a thriving symbiotic unit... 

At first you'll probably need to buy fresh fruit and veges from the store, until your own garden gets going. Any old leaves, tops, tails and bad spots in this fresh food end up in your compost heap & worm farm. As the worms eat their way through your kitchen scraps, they begin to produce rich fertile soil. When there is enough "worm casting" they have left behind, take a pot or two, fill to the brim with soil, and plant some herbs.

I suggest herbs at the start since most of them are hardy and can withstand extremes of temperature. eg: parsley, sage, thyme, lemon balm, comfrey, nasturtium, fennel and nettle. Herbs are very forgiving of your first stumbling garden efforts. Herbs add so much flavor to your meals and easily infuse for refreshing teas. Herbs are full of minerals and vitamins that help aid digestion and stimulate your taste buds towards eating more good fresh food.

Start with herbs! They won't let you down. Immediately, you change the taste of your cooking. This greatly encourages you in your gardening efforts!

So, this is the way it begins - start by making a compost heap in a sunny, open corner of your garden or make a small investment in some compost bins or worm farm bins that will sit tidily on your apartment balcony.

Please also, sign up to this blog for more articles, tips, photos and progress reports. Start your gardening efforts with me, right now as winter begins, even if you're a first time gardener. 

We do this together... Happy gardening!

Thank you,

Grow tiger worms "maskar" in small spaces. A healthy income!

Video description by:  Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Published on Mar 3, 2019 John from http://www.growingyourgreens....