The equipment required for making a worm farm are given here:
- Containers (Wooden or Plastic, 3 or 4)
- Worms (Red worms preferably)
- Bedding Material
Steps to Make a Worm Farm
The base of the container should not touch the ground. So if there are no legs at the corners of the container, use some equipment like bricks or wooden pieces to keep the container a few inches above the ground. Drill holes at the adjacent sides of the remaining containers, as this will provide ventilation for the worms.
You can place one more container below the bottom. This container will collect the drained water. You can also make a tap-like arrangement to collect the drained water.
This will help you get an idea about how much garbage should be added. There is a variety of garbage that can be used for the farm. This includes vegetable scrap, kitchen waste, leftover food like bread and pasta. Do not add a lot of acidic garbage like fruits, tea or waste coffee powder. Do not add poultry, meat and dairy products as these create bad odor.
While placing the compost, always place it in a new place other than previous so that it is easy for you to collect the useful compost prepared by the worms.