39 wormfarm Owhango
Formerly known as
Gronouwe Enterprises Wormfarm
ID number on our section gateway = 2153
How to find
our wormfarm :
When living in- or visiting New Zealand :
through Hamilton, follow State Highway 4 down to Taumarunui.
direction National Park after about 19 Km , you reach Owhango township
and the farm is the third house on your left.
travel North along State Highway 1 to Waiuru
where you turn left towards Ohakune
and past Ohakune you get to a T junction,
where you turn right onto State Highway 4 until you reach Owhango.
The farm is the
second house past the Owhango public
Hall n your right.
to 2001 :
the venture in 1998,
after a visit from our cousin from the Netherlands, we looked over the
property and decided to do something with it,
after all we had been living in Owhango since 1965,
starting more than a veggie garden.
Commencing at the back of the section, we cleared all
vegetation, which was getting out of hand anyway,
and laid a concrete foundation with poles and a roof, to
the wormboxes. ( Cost $ 3500 NZ$ )
production and products for sale :
We stocked our wormboxes, some 30 Sq Mtrs with a starting
population of 5 Kg Eusenia
and 12 months later bought more stock from a closing
venture in Auckland, mainly Lumbricus
Rubella worms, locally we
found some worms which turned
out to be Dendrodrilus
Rubicus, and added them to
our boxes and from a wormfarm in
Kaeo, Northland, we obtained Eiseniella
These different breeds have emigrated to all our boxes (15)
which we sell locally.
material digested by the worms; it contains micro-organisms and
therefore should be handled with gloves,
especially by children and older people, DO NOT breathe the
similar to wormcastings, the difference is that the vermicast has not
been screened and therefore contains undigested material.
sometimes called wormpiss, is the fluid draining from the boxes
where the worms are kept.
It also means a fluid which is derived from mixing
with water and consists of highly soluble plant nutrients.
of fact : All
these products are in a form which the plants can use straight away.
to use our products :
A handful of wormcastings
will help ailing plants to get going again. just spread some around
once a week.
A solution of 1 in 10 of leachate
is recommended for ground applications.
A solution of 1 in 100 of leachate
as an insect repellent, as it will make most insects leave the affected
when sprayed with the solution, wich does not harm the
The regular use of these products will build up the
the soil, it is full of minerals, trace elements and microlife.
Mieuw inspects the
wormfood and relaxes on top
of the wormbed
Mieuw was 9 and a half years old, and with the
help of six
neighbouring cats kept the mice and rats out of the wormboxes.
She died one night while hunting along the gutter
main road in front of the house, a truck blew her against the curbing.
3rd February 2003 R.I.P.
The fantails , a typical
New Zealand bird keep
the small insects out of the shed .
The Boss and the new trainee Mies.
Mies also lost
her life on the main road, she had been hunting at the gardens across
the road and got hit by a car.
rubbed wormcastings on his face that is why he looks like this
Both these cats
found a resting
place just beside the wormshed.
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