How to build a simple worm farm
YOU WILL NEED:
- Worms! Find them in a compost heap or ask at your
garden centre or local environment centre. - Two matching plastic bins or large buckets with lids
(black is ideal). - A drill with two bits (approx. 6mm and 1.5mm). - Newspaper, cardboard or egg cartons. - Bricks or blocks of wood the same height. - Soil from the garden. 1 With an adult to help, get drilling! Use the larger drill bit to drill lots of holes in the bottom of each container. Use the small drill bit to drill holes in the top of one of the lids. These are air holes so the worms can breathe. Drill more air holes in the walls of each container, near the top. 2 Make their bed! Tear newspaper into strips, dunk it in water and then squeeze. Spread the damp newspaper in the bottom of one bin to make a bed about 10cm thick. 3 Now add your worms with some soil or compost. Next add a few handfuls of food scraps to get them started. 4 Cover your worms with damp cardboard or newspaper and then the lid with air holes. 5 The lid without holes is a tray to catch the worm tea. Place this on the ground. Place a couple of bricks or blocks of wood on top of the tray and then sit your empty bin on top. Put two more bricks inside the empty bin and then the bin with the worms in it on top. Your worms are ready to start eating and breeding.