The worms are coming, the worms are coming…

Pretty sad if you get excited about worms isn’t it?  Just kidding

I took some time this morning after getting school done to get my worm bed ready.  Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to find some Red Wrigglers at Walmart – my friend found some there so we shall see.

It was very easy to do.  I took some pictures for you to see just how easy.  Total cost – $0.00.  Yep, I had everything on hand for this project.  My only cost will be the worms.  I sort of followed this Video.

Step 1.  Gather your materials:  plastic tub, drill with 1/8 drill bit, shredded cardboard and paper, kitchen scraps, compost or garden soil, spray bottle of water.  You can also use peat moss if you prefer.

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Step 2.  Drill air holes in lid and around top edge of tub.  This went very quickly.

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Step 3.  Drill drainage holes in the bottom.

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Step 5.  Fill it up.  I layered everything, giving it a good spray of water after each layer.  You want everything to be like a damp sponge, not dripping wet.

Torn up cardboard and egg cartons followed by paper.

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Kitchen scraps from my compost bucket I keep under my sink (was getting pretty nasty in there but I’m sure the worms will love it.

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Followed by another layer of paper.  Then I ventured out to my compost pile, dug under about a foot of snow and found some wonderful “black gold” filled with micro-organisms – if they’re not frozen – to give my worm bed a jumpstart.  It’s looking wonderful down there.

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Then finally another layer of paper and egg cartons and a drink of water.

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I put the cover on, then put it down in my basement, setting on a couple blocks that are on top of another lid I had laying around to catch any run off.  Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to find a couple dozen worms that I can put in their new home and they can earn their keep.  Winking smile Will update soon!

Until next time – Happy Worming!  Rolling on the floor laughing

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A wife and mother of 5 who enjoys getting her hands dirty in the garden.
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5 Responses to The worms are coming, the worms are coming…

  1. Michele says:

    If you need some unfrozen black gold my worms have a bunch you can borrow 🙂
    And my worms are not only not dead but are going crazy down there.

  2. I found your blog listed on DigInDirt.com listed under “Most Popular Blogs.” Really enjoyed this post as I have recently had to move to smaller accommodation and do not have the room for a full size compost area. This will be one of my first projects to get started on, and yes, I am excited about worms. Nice job on the post and I will be back to read more of the your work. Thank you for all your work.

    Vincent

    • Garden Grower says:

      Vincent, thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. I see you have a site, I’ll try and check it out later today. Let me know how your compost goes! 🙂

  3. Tammy says:

    I was soooo thrilled to see this:-) I have been wanting to get a worm bin for two years now; but now I can make one. It looks so simple too. A great project to do with the kids. We have lots of worms and I heard worm poop makes wonderful compost as well as fertilizer.

    • Garden Grower says:

      Tammy, I’m going to respond to both your posts here. The worm bin was super easy – although my kids were giving me strange looks when they asked what I was doing (they are not into gardening except maybe Nikki). I’m sure you’re kids will enjoy the project. What’s nice is now we don’t have to trudge through the snow to find the compost pile to dump our kitchen scraps. lol
      As far as the holder for the grow light, I think if you look through my posts you will find a link to something like I’m going to do, or you can wait a couple days, I plan to take pictures of mine as I do it and post it here. There might even be a link on the right side of the blog. Let me know if you don’t find it.

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