Worm farming is an easy and effective way to turn household waste into soil conditioner and plant food. The worms produce both solid worm castings and a liquid that drains from the worm farm; both are excellent plant food.
The ‘Red’ or ‘Tiger’ worm (Eisenia fedida) is a common composting variety. Unlike regular earthworms, these composters prefer to live in high concentrations of decaying organic matter such as the compost heap, manure, leaf piles or in the worm farm. Worms feed on decaying organic matter such aas kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, egg shells, shredded paper, grass clippings and manure.