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WORM FARMING - Common worm farming problems

Problem - Cause - Solution

Fruit/ vinegar flies around farm or small white bugs and worms

  • Too acidic - Cover food with damp paper. Add lime to increase pH

Worms climbing up sides. Worms very fat and pale

  • Too wet - Add paper products and dry leaves, gently fork holes in the working layer


  • Too dry or acidic - Add water/lime. If your worm farm is on legs, place each leg in a container of water to stop such pests from getting in

Food rotting and not eaten

  • Too much food/ wrong food/ pieces too big - Add less food, break into small pieces

No worm-tea

  • Not enough water - Add water