Build A Worm Compost Bin

Today's video from will step you through how to construct a worm compost bin from an inexpensive bin (or tote), using a drill, some duct tape and an old wash cloth.

I also used some coconut coir, and a little bit of water. The bin turned out nice, and took me about 30 minutes (counting the video time) to build.

WARNING: Do NOT let the box of worms sit in direct sunlight. Open the bag immediately upon arrival and pour 1/2 a cup of water on your worms to begin the re-hydration process.

Adding Red Wigglers to your lawn, garden or compost bin or pile is one of the smartest and most environmentally friendly things you'll ever do. Why? Because their castings are one of the finest plant nutrients: 7 times richer in phosphates, 5 times richer in nitrogen and 11 times richer in potash than the average lawn soil. On average, each worm will produce their body weight in casting every day they are in your garden!

A worm compost bin will allow you to recycle your kitchen scraps into a nutrient dense potting soil you can use in your containers, raised bed garden or as an amendment to your regular garden.

NOTE:  Worm Composting is also called Vermicomposting, and is a process that relies on earthworms and microorganisms to help stabilize active organic materials and convert them to a valuable soil amendment and source of plant nutrients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Taken not just from the worm packaging, but gathered from across the web, these are the frequently asked questions, and their most reliable answers.

My worms just arrived via mail, now what?

Exactly how do I introduce the worms to my lawn garden?

My worms seem really small and half dead. Should I be concerned?

I put the worms in my composting bin and they are trying to escape! What did I do wrong?

How fast will my worms grow and multiply?

How much should I feed my worms?

How much should I water my worms?

Can I ever have too many worms?

About the Site Owner

Cenay is a work at home computer programmer and web designer with a fondness for fresh greens and an aversion to over paying for them in the grocery store. Her solution was to start her own garden, and grow her own greens.