“If you have ever thought of starting a worm farm then you are certainly not alone. You can actually make a worm farm in just a matter of minutes if you know what you are doing and can then use the worms for your garden or as bait. Most people with worm farms use them to harvest worms that they can then use as bait. There are a few steps you will need to take if you want to have a successful worm farm.
So to get started with a worm farm you want to get a medium sized container. Of course if you are planning on having more worms you may need a slightly larger container but the worms will all lie pretty much together so you do not need to worry about it being too large. You will need to take a screw to make drainage holes in the bottom. You are going to need to water the soil on a regular basis and without these holes the container will flood.
Ventilation holes are also important as these will allow the worms to breathe. By poking in some ventilation holes oxygen will be able to get into the container and down to the worms. To make the bedding for the worms, start by ripping up a few pieces of newspaper into smaller pieces and dampening them with water. With some damp ripped up newspaper pieces you simply cover the bottom of the container.
You should also add in some leaves, pine needles and garden soil so the worms have a nice bedding to lay in. This gives worms a place to lay and dig around in so they are comfortable just as they would be outside in your garden. You want to keep your worms happy and healthy so preparing the container properly is very important. When you are sure that you have everything ready it is safe to put the worms into their new home.
Because worms do not like light the lid on the container should be thick or be of a dark color. Once you have the worms inside you will need to start a feeding schedule. They will eat anything from meat and fat to onions and oil. As long as you take care of them they will breed and you will have a thriving worm farm.”