It is easy to create a controlled environment and farm worms yourself. The harvested worms are great to take fishing as lures. The process is simple, but takes consistent care and maintenance to keep the worms healthy and continuing to reproduce. It only takes a few months to have a flourishing worm farm to use for fishing.
Tips & Warnings
You will be able to add more organic waste at a time as the worms reproduce. In a healthy farm, worms reproduce every week after they reach three or four months old. They should double in population size in about four months.
If you will be harvesting large amounts of worms at a time for fishing, have several worm farms so that you don't exhaust any one population.
Worm tea and compost can be added to your garden after it is harvested for a healthier garden.
Store your worm bin in a cool place so that the worms don't overheat and die. They should have a soil temperature of between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
If your farm begins to smell, it is probably too wet. Add dry matter such as newspaper or dry leaves to make it drier. It should be damp, with a humidity level of around 70 percent.
Do not add meat, oils, dairy, or too much citrus to your farm. These will attract pests, or will make the farm too acidic for the worms to survive.
Article Written By EmilyTrudeau
Emily Trudeau has been writing all her life. She has recently been working on a blog about gourmet outdoor cooking called Dirty Gourmet. She majored in biology and philosophy at Florida State University, and loved writing with both scientific and logical focus.