Instructions for Making a Worm Bin
1) Fill your box half way up with bedding material.
This should be approximately 40% composted manure
and 60% carbon materials (i.e. shredded cardboard
& paper, chopped straw, wood chips or dust, rice
hulls, peat moss, coir). This bedding mixture should
be a light & fluffy consistency so that the worms
have plenty of air for the entire 60 day period before
2) Moisten your bedding until it reaches 70% moisture
content. The material should hold a ball shape when
you pick it up. Do not over water. Your water should
be free of chlorine.
3) Put your worms in at 1.5 lbs per square foot.
4) Feed up on top with your feed source or dig a
trench for food scraps
.5) Once the feed has been eaten down feed them again.
6) You can split the bin in 60 days & put ½
into another bin that has fresh bedding and add fresh
bedding to the 1st bin.
1) Place 5" of bedding on the floor/ground. Can be
composted manure or a combination of composted manure
and carbon materials. To be considered composted,
it must be under 80 degrees.
2) Moisten until you reach approximately 70% moisture
content, (the material should hold a ball shape when
you pick it up). Your water should be free of chlorine.
3) Put your worms in the windrow at 1 lb per square
4) Feed up on top with 1”-2” manure,
rake it out.
5) When the feed has been eaten down, feed up again,
and so on.
6) When the windrow has gotten approx. 3 feet high,
or the temperatures in the middle are over 90 degrees,
split the row lengthwise.
Harvest or make a new windrow with the half.
8) Rake out the other half to the same width as before,
and feed up.
9) Make sure your feed is wet when you put it on
10) Water only when the top is dried out.