so I decided to start a compost bin with the fruit and veggie scraps and skins and older fruits like bananas and melons that had set out too long at home. I realized I could use worms to help actually turn it into the soil I wanted to use the compost on so I went out and about a little tub of earthworms and a tub of Nightcrawlers (about 15 each) in the fishing supply section of Walmart.
I put a little dirt in the fruit and veggie bin (a medium sized Rubbermaid type bin) and mushed it together using the juices from the scraps to moisten the dirt. I poked a bunch of holes in the top and put the lid on. I started reading about what different ways people actually do this composting and I am worried that my worms are not only the "wrong type" but that
I may also lose my little guys if they aren't in the right environment (I read Nightcrawlers will not survive without being able to tunnel in only dirt/soil)
I just put it all together three days ago and added the worms last night (Friday night) please give me some info on if they will be ok and steps to take now to ensure the safety and productivity of my new venture. I truly appreciate your time and help.
Comments for How to start a worm bin with nightcrawlers
Click here to add your own comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions about worm composting.
Search / Suchen
"How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget
Order a printed copy from "Amazon" for only
or a digital version from the "Kindle" store for only
Prices valid till 31.05.2023
View our Fauna, Flora and Christian quotes designs available on hundreds of products and shipped right to your door.
Our New Book
Build your own system and grow fruit and vegetables with your dish water and other waste water at home
Order the Kindle E-book for the SPECIAL PRICE of only
Prices valid till 31.05.2023!
Wurmzucht gegen den Klimawandel
Recycling food waste with earthworms
Start a worm business without having to buy worms
My book below explains in detail how to make money with earthworms!
Find out what actual customers had to say about the book
Dealing with Maggots in a worm farm