How to Build a Worm Farm

Worm farming uses worms to create compost for use in gardening. Worms help decompose waste material quickly, creating nutrient-rich compost beneficial to plants.


Materials You’ll Need


  • bins
  • cardboard
  • topsoil
  • water
  • worms
  • compost
  • gloves
  • waste


Step By Step Instructions


1. Prepare your materials, such as manure, old kitchen waste, cardboard, cat litter, and other kinds of trash to create your worm farm.

2. Purchase worms online or from local stores. Canvas for the prices from different worm sellers so that you can get the best deals among them.

3. A pound of worms may be equal to about 1000 worms, depending on their size and species.

If you are a beginner in building a worm farm,  start investing in worms. Do not get too carried away with worm farm accessories. You can deal with them later. The most common worms used for worm farms are red worms. You can begin the farm by getting all red worms. Red worms are weight gainers and they are very safe investments. They are known to eat a lot and they will make use of your waste to the maximum level.

4. When you already have the worms, fill up your bins with 25% dirt and 25% compost material. The results of a worm farm may not be seen instantly. Wait for a few weeks before checking the compost for changes.

Your garden will benefit from a worm farm because you will be able to produce fertile soil that will make plants and flowers thrive.