If you want to start your very own worm farm you should know that it does not have to be that difficult or time-consuming at all. There are a lot of people who enjoy worm farms for their own reason. Most people with worm farms use them to harvest worms that they can then use as bait. If you are interested in starting up a worm farm you will want to follow a few basic steps.
For starting a worm farm you will need a medium sized container, Tupperware works well. Consider how large you want the worm farm to be and then choose an appropriately sized container but medium size should be large enough to hold all the worms comfortably. You will need to take a screw to make drainage holes in the bottom. You are going to need to water the soil on a regular basis and without these holes the container will flood.
There also needs to be some ventilation holes in the container.
The worms will need oxygen to breathe and it is best to have these holes poked in near the top of the container, around all sides. To make the bedding for the worms, start by ripping up a few pieces of newspaper into smaller pieces and dampening them with water. They should be just slightly wet and then you can add them into the bottom of the container.
You should also add in some leaves, pine needles and garden soil so the worms have a nice bedding to lay in. This gives worms a place to lay and dig around in so they are comfortable just as they would be outside in your garden. Without proper preparation of the actual worm farm container, you are not going to be off to a good start. When you are sure that you have everything ready it is safe to put the worms into their new home.
Because worms do not like light the lid on the container should be thick or be of a dark color. Now you are pretty well finished your worm farm and you just have to start with regular feedings. Worms like to eat everything from meat and fat to onions and oil and you probably already have all of these around the home. As long as you take care of them they will breed and you will have a thriving worm farm.