Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Setting Up A Worm Bin

The first thing you'll want to do is to make a home for your worms. There are a lot of choices when it comes to a worm bin. There are commercial bins in various sizes available at most nurseries and garden centers and can be ordered from retailers over the internet. You can choose to build your own bin using what you have on hand or with a few basic materials from a building materials supplier. You can also use containers such as a Rubbermaid storage box or similar ones found in most department stores. With a little research online, you should be able to decide which one will work best for your needs.

The main point is that whatever you decide, most bins will work just the same and it's a matter of preference. The worms won't complain whether it's a two hundred dollar bin or one you made from some scrap wood you had laying around.

An average amount of worms to start with is normally one thousand. They won't take up a lot of space and it's easy to expand as you get comfortable with it. You won't have to worry about the over breeding in a small container, they will only breed to accommodate their environment and food source. One thousand worms need one to two square feet of surface area to live in. The larger the space you give them, the faster they will breed to maintain their space.

Stay tuned for more on this subject......

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