ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Red Worm Bin: Composting with Red Worms

Updated on December 17, 2011
red wiggler worms
red wiggler worms

Now that you have an idea of what vermicomposting is, it’s time that you familiarize yourself with all the things that you need to start. We begin with the basic needs when composting with red worms. As we people are in need of a house, so with your worms and it is called the Red Worm bin.

Functions of Red Worm Bin

This basically will serve as the home of your Red Wiggler worms. If you don’t have a wide space to have accommodate all the organic materials that you no longer need, this can be an alternative. It may not be that big but still, it can help a lot especially those who are living in the urban area. All the activities of your composting worms will begin and end here. Worm composting or the vermicomposting also starts here.

Commercial or Home made bin?

Many of you probably consider the cost of worm bin.  Well, the good thing about this is you have a choice.  You can make your own bin using your containers at home or you can also buy one.  What is important is that your Red Wiggler worms will be comfortable and that the worm composting process will not be interrupted. 

Should you decide to have the home made bin, you can look for 6-8 containers at home that are at least 7 or 9 inches wide depending on what is available.  Make sure that you drill some holes to ensure aeration.  The composting worms need oxygen so the holes will give way to the air.

Now, if you don’t have much time to do this at home, you can choose from the various designs in the market.  There is a multilayered bin, worm wigwam flow-thru worm bin, can-o-worms worm bin and a lot more that are already designed for you.  It may cost you money but the result is more than the money that you will spend.  Worm composting whether the bin is home made or not, the result depends on how you execute the process.

Maintaining the Red Worm Compost Bin

After constructing or buying your own bin, you’ll get to the most crucial part of the process and that is maintaining it. It is not actually hard but it requires your attention. Let’s say you already have the bedding inside, you have to change it to prevent the Red Wiggler worms from leaving it.

Red worm farming could be simple but to reiterate, it needs time as well.

You also need to make sure that it’s always in the right temperature.  An environment of 40-85 degrees F is highly recommended.  Never situate it in places that are too hot or too cold.  By doing so, you are sure that the worms are always in a good condition.  Remember also not to put meat, fish, dairies and any other foods that may take the attention of insects. 

Still up for the challenge?  Well and good!  These are all the things that you need to know to make your worm composting successful. 


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)