How to Build an Earthworm Bin Using A Plastic Container
Earthworms will eat food and paper scraps. The waste from the worms–called casts–is wonderful compost to grow plants in.
I started my own earthworm bin recently. My bin is a plastic container with a lid. My husband helped me prepare the container by drilling air holes in the lid and sides. Holes in the bottom provided drainage for liquids.
Following are the Instructions Used
1. With a 1/4 inch drill bit, randomly make about 30 holes in the bottom of the bin as well as in its lid.
2. With a 1/16 inch drill bit, make two rows of holes around the top of the bin.
3. Place a piece of cardboard inside the bin. The cardboard should cover the bottom of the bin.
4. Tear newspaper into strips about 1 inch wide.
5. Cover the cardboard in the bin with a layer of newspaper strips.
6. With a spray bottle filled with water, spray water on the layer of paper strips.
Setting up a Worm Bin video prepared by Meet Me At the Corner.
Nature Gift Store has another way of starting a worm bin, see Setting Up a Worm Bin.
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