Pretty sad if you get excited about worms isn’t it?
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.
Step 2. Drill air holes in lid and around top edge of tub. This went very quickly.
Step 3. Drill drainage holes in the bottom.
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.
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.
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.
Then finally another layer of paper and egg cartons and a drink of water.
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. Will update soon!
Until next time – Happy Worming!