How to Start a Fishing Worm Farm

How to Start a Fishing Worm Farm
Fishermen have been raising their own worms for a long time and enjoying the benefits of not having to go out and buy bait for every fishing trip. Worms can also produce a couple of great by-products for the fishermen by aerating the soil in lawns, flower beds, and gardens and producing a great fertilizer. The materials needs for starting your own fishing worm farm are minimal and thus the start up costs are not prohibitive.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Large plastic composting bin
  • Electric drill with 1/4 inch bit
  • Peat moss
  • Shredded newspaper
  • Bricks
Step 1
Take a plastic composting bin and drill a grid of 1/4 inch holes in the sides and bottom. Space the holes about 2 inches apart. This will provide both drainage and circulation.
Step 2
Make a mix of equal parts soil, peat moss and shredded newspapers. Fill the compost bin with the mix, and set it on top of 4 bricks, one under each corner of the bin.
Step 3
Allow the mix to sit for one week before adding the worms. This is to allow for the decomposition of the mix to finish, as it creates temperatures that are too high for worms.
Step 4
Add the worms of your choice to the bin. These are available from many sources online. See the resources section for a couple of examples.
Step 5
Follow the seller's care and feeding instructions for the type of worms you purchased.

Article Written By Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.

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