Building a budget worm farm is really easy and can be done in
less than 3 minutes… Well that is about my record time so far…but I am sure it
can be done even quicker.
It all depends on your expectations of the worm bin
you would like to own! If it is your goal to keep the cost of your worm
bin as low as possible then have a look at my hanging bag worm farms.
While the hanging bags are extremely low cost worm farms
they will probably fall short on durability, looks and maybe size. My wife for one is not really a great fan of worm bags in a tree! Her being an artist might have something to do with it.
But the earthworms themselves are really not fussy at all and will gladly live in any kind of worm farm as long as their needs are met.
The ultimate Budget worm farm
Hanging Worm Bags
There are so many kinds of containers you can use to build a
There is probably a good chance that you have your future
budget worm farm already somewhere in your home, garden or garage.
Some examples of low cost worm bins.
An old plastic bucket, bin or container will makean excellent budget worm farm.
So have a look
around and see if you find yourself a suitable container. The bucket, bin or
container should be at least 20 liter / 5.284 gallons in size.
Note that the larger the surface area of your container the
more earthworms will your budget worm farm be able to hold.
Once you got your
container just follow the simple construction manual below and build your budget worm farm in no
All you will need are the following:
· A 6 mm /0.23 inches drill
·Jigsaw or strong scissors (optional)
·1 plastic bin, bucket or container
·1 lid optional
Plastic bag or sheet
The bottom of a budged worm bin with drainage holes.
Turn your container upside down and drill an ample amount of 6mm / 0.23 inches into the bottom of your container bin or bucket. (See picture above)
A low cost worm farm standing under a tree.
Make sure you drill a sufficient
amount of holes into your worm bin. Your Earthworms survival might
depend on it.
Earthworms breath through their skin and can drown if
their environment gets flooded.
you need to find a nice spot for your worm farm.
A shady place is
This can protect your worms from getting cooked in the sun on a very hot day! A place under a tree is normally a good spot!
Now you are basically done already! It's that simple!
Add your worm bedding, your earthworms, some worm food and cover the food with a plastic bag or sheet.
That will keep the moisture levels high inside the worm bin and act as a natural barrier against predators.
A lid is not necessary but if you want to add a lid to your worm farm just find a suitable plastic sheet or wooden board.
Cut it to size and place it on top of your bin.
you want to make living with your earthworm farming project than you
can obviously build much neater worm bins for your future clients. I deal with that in my e book "Starting a worm farming business on a shoestring budget" which should be available here before
the end of the year. But
if you only want to keep the costs low and just recycle your kitchen-
and garden waste at home than using a worm farm like those above
will be perfectly fine and will be doing the job!
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