Our Worm/Fungus Tower

The worm tower supports this entire container!

The worm tower supports this entire container!

Hello Hello everyone, Today I wanted to go a little bit more in depth in showing you guys our Worm/Fungus Tower.
If you look in the picture above, you notice that enormous pipe jutting up out of our tomato bed.
The tube is made of stainless steel and is about 4 inches in diameter.
The pipe reaches down about half way down the soil so it is in there pretty tight.
Aside from the constant fertilizing and soil aggregating I have done to this container, I attribute most of the soil’s fertility to that magical tube.

But to really appreciate this worm tower, we really need to look back at how the container started off.
When we first bought the plastic container, we filled it with lots of left over potting soil that we had on hand.
We also included a bit of our home made compost and other organic matter to feed the microbes in the soil.
We fortified the soil with seaweed kelp, fish emulsion, and a bit of rock dust just to be sure that the soil will have sufficient food for everybody to enjoy.
But no worms. We did not include earthworms to the new soil because I planned on utilizing our proposed worm tower.

Food scraps and mycorrhizal inoculant go in the tower to support the worm and fungal life inside

Food scraps and mycorrhizal inoculant go in the tower to support the worm and fungal life inside

I hope you guys don’t mind the shoddy artwork :\
But here, you can see that worms go into the tower to to gorge/sleep, and then leave the tower to aerate the soil and excrete BLACK GOLLLLDDDD!
In the same way, the mycorrhizal colony expands and seeks out nutrients as it infects/feeds the tomato plants above the surface.

Inside the belly of the beast

Inside the belly of the beast

Now I can’t dig with a tablespoon and not dismember at least two worms!
And just last, last night. A puffball arose from the container bed. Oh joy! Our container soil LIVES!

-Eugin

Edit:
Hi again guys. I am a new writer. I have so many things that I want to share with you but sometimes
it just doesn’t make it on to the pape–er… keyboard.
So please, leave your questions or comments below and we can discuss what I failed to mention -____-.
Thanks guys and be sure to like and subscribe 😉 Yay!

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2 thoughts on “Our Worm/Fungus Tower

  1. Love it.
    Good Work.
    Seems so strange to grow food this way as I have always had access to large plots of land. Never owned land in my life but always on big plots. Good for you for making the most of what you have. You are doing great!

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