Starting up a worm farm is something that many people you would not expect are taking an interest in. There are so many beneficial reasons of doing so that it only makes sense. There are people all around the world who are getting started and who want to take on a worm farming DIY project. For a basic worm farming DIY project there are only a few steps you will need to tackle.
First you need to get everything prepared for the worms. You will need a certain amount of containers, depending on how many worms you are planning to house and there must be room for the worms to move around in each container. On the side you will need to prepare some bedding which is what the worms will lay on and crawl through. You only need a bit of ripped up newspaper then get it a bit damp.
This along with some garden soil should be placed in the bottom of each container, about one inch thick. Ensure that you have at least a few holes on the bottom of each container as well as along the top edge. This provides ventilation and proper drainage for the worm farms. You can also add in some dried leaves if you have them around the outside of your house, as this will help soak up water.
That is pretty much it for your worm farming DIY project and now all you have to do is come up with a proper feeding schedule for these little guys. You just have to throw in a few pieces of garbage here and there and this will be enough to nourish the worms. They do not eat much and if you do throw in whole pieces of food it is likely just to end up rotting because the worms will not be able to eat it fast enough. Always tear the food up into tiny pieces before throwing in.
In terms of watering the soil to keep it moist this should only be done about once a week on average but you can tell when the soil is getting too dry. Taking on a worm farming DIY project is so simple and it can be a lot of fun. Now you will have compost to use or sell and you can also harvest the worms and sell those off to gardeners and fishermen. If you are providing your customers with a good product you can make a killing.