“If you are interested in having a worm farm you are not alone. If so, it is a very simple process to get started but you will need to do a bit of research and learn how to take care of your worms. If you enjoy fishing and you like to go regularly this can save you a lot of money in the end. There are quite a few different problems that can arise in a worm farm.
One of the most common problems with worm farms is the worms not eating enough. This is usually a really easy problem to solve and chances are you are just feeding them the wrong things. Worms are not interested in anything citrusy or any milk products and instead you should be feeding them dirty paper, coffee grounds and hair. It is really simple to start changing your worm’s diet and you will be able to tell if they are eating it because the food will not just be left sitting around.
Rotting food is another of the most common worm farm problems. You have to consider how small worms are so you may be putting too much food in at a time. Try feeding a bit less and if that is all eaten up you can add a bit more in and then continue with this until you have found the proper balance. This is going to help prevent a foul smell in the warm farm which can then seep out into your home.
If the worms are climbing up the sides of the container or they look as though they are fat and pale you probably have too much water in the container. They will usually stay on the ground but if there is too much water they will try to climb away so they do not drown. These drainage holes are what allow the water to seep through the soil and bedding and make its way through the bottom of the container. Add in more newspaper and dry leaves.
If the worms were looking plump before you will want to watch and make sure they go back to the normal size. As long as you are willing to put in the time and effort you can successfully care for a worm farm. It can be hard to deal with some worm farm problems but as long as you know what you are doing you should be fine. Put a little TLC into it and you can have a striving worm farm.”