Friday, June 15, 2018

What Can I Feed My Worms?

Questions about what to feed worms is probably the most common ones I get.

Feeding Worms

Below is a quick list to refer to if you are just starting out worm farming and want to find economical (free is best!) worm food sources:

  • Horse Manure (the best worm food by far)
  • Cow Manure (an excellent second source of worm food)
  • Rabbit Manure (very good worm food, it will make your worms pink)
  • Chicken manure (CAUTION! compost before hand, can be very hot)
  • Spent brewers grain (probably not commonly found, but worth the effort to locate)
  • Vegetable and yard waste compost 
  • Grains (CAUTION! can sour the bedding; use mainly to "fatten" worms when ready to sell)

What Should I NOT Feed My Worms?

Just as important as what to feed worms is what NOT to feed worms.  I'll cover these worm food items you should avoid in the next post, with the reasons  why.  Very important: the major cause of worm farming failure.

Want To Know More About How To Feed Worms?

How to grow earthworms as a home based business
Comprehensive Worm Feeding Instructions
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  • how to set up your  worm farm,
  • what kind of worms beds to use, 
  • worm bedding mixes, and 
  • worm food choices....
....as well as harvesting and selling worms.

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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.