Want to make a Worm Farm?
Step 2. If making your own farm, punch some holes in the bottom of two of the boxes with a screwdriver. Line the inside base of the boxes with holes, with mesh or insect screening to stop the worms falling through the holes. These will become the upper boxes in the worm farm.
STEP 3. In the bottom box, punch one hole and put a tap as close to the base as possible, to collect the liquid worm waste. Place the upper boxes onto the bottom box.STEP 4. Now add about one quarter full with some shredded newspaper and aged compost or manure into the top box and lightly dampen the contents. STEP 5. Ordinary garden worms or earthworms are not suitable and will die. The types of worms are generally Red Wrigglers (Eisenia fetida), Tiger Worms (Eisenia fetida) or Indian Blues (Perionyx excavates) and are often just sold as composting worms. Put the worms in the top box, they will soon wriggle down into the bedding. STEP 6. Cover the worm bed with newspaper or a piece of hessian to help maintain a nice constant temperature and moisture level in the bedding material. Place the lid of the box on the top. STEP 7. Let the worms settle for a couple of days, then add some food waste to the top box, under the hessian. These scraps could include things such as:
* Kitchen and vegetable scraps like leftovers and peelings * avoid onion and citrus fruits - the worms find their smell too strong * Grass clippings and leaves (lightly sprinkled), * Tea-bags, coffee grinds, tea and coffee dregs * Hair clippings and vacuum cleaner dust
* Crushed egg shells (these are excellent to help maintain the pH of the bedding)
Do the worms a favour and chop this stuff up before you put it in the worm farm.