Cape Town: Sunday 14th September
Nearly all the worms in both bins have died and the few remainng look sluggish and unwell. I have to admit that the experiment has been an absolute failure and I have decisively disproved my own theory by clearly demonstrating that worms and kelp do not go well together.
- I now believe that raw kelp is not suited to be combined with worm farming. However, for those living near the coast, kelp will always remain a very useful, free and easily collected resource, that is of great nutritional value for your garden plants and is moreover an important provider of trace elements for promoting rapid healthy plant growth. Just keep the composting processes separate and then you can always combine the mature kelp and worm products later, when ready for planting or mulching.
Although disappointing, it has been an interesting experiment, but I would not advise anyone to repeat it – you will be wasting your time.