Wisconsin Red Worms

608.647.2008

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Worm Farm Basics

Benefits of Having a Worm Farm

  • recycles food and paper waste
  • produces valuable soil enhancement
  • serves as a fun and interesting biology project
  • can be a source of income

Basic Requirements

  • location with proper temperature
  • a bin
  • food
  • proper moisture
  • bedding

Worm Care

Feeding Redworms

Excellent foods:
  • vegetable scraps
  • non-citrus fruits
  • coffee grounds and tea
  • crushed egg shells
  • aged cow and horse manure
  • leaves and aged grass clippings
  • shredded cardboard and newspaper
Items to avoid:
  • citrus
  • onions and spicy peppers
  • meat and bones
  • dairy products
  • greasy paper