Monday, July 24, 2017

How To Grow Worms Bigger

 Raise More  Worms And Grow Worms Bigger

"How do I raise worms and how do I make them grow bigger?" is probably the most frequently asked question I get.  While there are no shortcuts (well, there are a few) to growing big, healthy European Nightcralwers and Red Worms, there are a few conditions and elements that are absolutely necessary to accomplish this result.

Drum Roll Please:  Secrets To Growing Bigger Worms Revealed!

  • Maintaining  proper bedding conditions
  • Proper feeding
  • Attention
Any failure (by failure I mean dead worms, skinny worms, no worms) are almost always because of one or more of the above.

Proper Worm Bedding

Worm bedding that is acidic, old, compacted, too wet, too dry will cause you a lot of grief.  As a matter of fact, most failures in worm farming and worm raising is directly related to the worm bedding condition and composition.

Solving worm bedding problems, or better yet, never letting these problems materialize, is absolutely essential to raising earthworms successfully.  Filling your worm beds with bedding most beneficial to the health of your worms is the most important first step in successful worm farming.

Proper Feeding

You are what you eat and so are your worms.  If your worms don't have proper or adequate nutrition,. they will soon die, crawl away or remain small and sickly.  The quality and condition of your worm food is directly related to the quality and condition of your European nightcrawlers or red worms.

The amount you feed, what you feed and the condition of that feed is of greatest importance in growing worms bigger and increasing worm reproduction.  For instance, I've described in my manual how wonderful horse manure is as a worm food.  But, if the horse manure you're collecting for your worm beds comes from poorly fed horses, the resulting manure from these unfortunate beasts will not provide much nutrition for your worms.

Proper Attention

Perhaps the most important quality of a successful worm farmer is attention.  Most failures and "worm nightmares" come from one thing: lack of attention.

Worm farming is not an "absentee business".  Don't build it and expect the worms to fend for themselves.  Problems usually happen and will only get worse if you aren't paying attention and fixing them pronto.

More Worm Growing Information

How to grow earthworms as a home based businessFor more details on worm bedding, worm feeding and info on what you need to know about growing bigger, badder worms and more of them,  check out my worm farm manual.  I've spelled out, in a step-by-step fashion  
  • how to get started, 
  • what kind of worms beds to use, 
  • worm bedding mixes, and 
  • worm food choices....
....as well as harvesting and selling worms.

Whether your trying to grow worms for your own use or want to grow enough to sell commercially, this manual gives you the information I wish I'd had when I first started.


You'll find more worm feeding tips and how-to's, as well as all aspects of worm farming, in my "Worm Farm Manual".  Available in both download and hard-copy versions.