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Worm Farming DIY: Starting A Worm Farm At Home

Updated on September 11, 2010

Worm Farming DIY: Starting A Worm Farm At Home

 The idea of getting involved with a worm farming DIY project is one that a lot of people are interested in.
 There are so many benefits of worm farming that this is really not surprising. There are people all around the world who are getting started and who want to take on a worm farming DIY project. If this sounds like you and you are interested in having your own worm farm, there are just a few steps you will want to follow.

 First you need to get your supplies and get everything prepared. For the right supplies this means containers for one thing, as these containers will be what hold the worms. On the side you will need to prepare some bedding which is what the worms will lay on and crawl through. You simple take some pieces of newspaper and rip them up, then get them a bit damp.

 The newspaper can be placed with some garden soil at the very bottom of each container and this will be the base layer of the bedding. Ensure that you have at least a few holes on the bottom of each container as well as along the top edge. This provides ventilation and proper drainage for the worm farms. You can also add in some dried leaves if you have them around the outside of your house, as this will help soak up water.

 Next for this worm farming DIY project, after each container has enough bedding, you come up with a schedule for feeding. They do not eat often so usually only a couple times a week you will need to toss them in pieces of garbage. They do not eat much and if you do throw in whole pieces of food it is likely just to end up rotting because the worms will not be able to eat it fast enough. As long as you have it broken up into smaller pieces you can pretty much feed them any type of garbage.

 If you are feeding the worms and watering the soil on a regular basis you will have a striving worm farm. You can also choose to connect all of your containers or have a super large one, depending on what supplies and space you have access to. Then you can either keep the worm farms and use them for yourself or you could decide to start selling off the compost or the worms. You can make out quite well financially if you take care of the worms and offer your customers a good product.


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