Red Worm Farming Tips

21 Jun

Red Worm Farming tips:

•Keep farm in a dark place or all day shade if outside.

•Add bedding (shredded newspaper/cardboard) to eliminate smell, and soak up moisture and prevent mold and fungus.

•Keep worms moist 60%-80% (food scraps will usually provide enough moisture).

•Every few months, harvest the castings for plants and excess worms to start a new bin for yourself or a friend.

•Happy worms will churn through waste and be prolific breeders. Eggs sacs, juveniles, and mature adults will be present.

•Worms are hardy critters, but need to be protected from extreme temperatures and sunlight. 40F-80F

•Feed worms eggshells, cardboard, paper, fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, yard clippings, aged cow, chicken, rabbit, or horse manure.

•Avoid feeding worms dairy, meat, grease, dog or cat feces.

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2 Responses to “Red Worm Farming Tips”

  1. worms farming December 10, 2010 at 3:19 am #

    I have found that giving worms any kind of meat makes a rather bad smell. Have you had any problems like this?

    • Texas Red Worms December 16, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

      Yes, I would avoid meat and dairy. Stick to fruit/ veg wastes, paper products, coffee grounds, egg shells, yard clippings, and aged herbivore manure.

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