Adding Worms

These are the step-by-step photos of how I set up my worm compost bin. The written instructions with more information are at How to Make a Worm Compost Bin.

This photo series is Part 2 of 2. Previously: The Apartment Compost Bin


10. When the worms arrived in the mail, I was a bit nervous to open the box.

Worm compost bin


11. I hoped they would be cute, like this:

worm

Unfortunately they were not cute at all:

Worm compost bin


12. These are red worms, which are great for composting because they like food scraps and can thrive in the conditions of worm bins. I added the worms to the bin with the dirt they came in.

Worm compost bin


13. I added some of the shipping paper to the bin and then sprinkled a cup of water over the entire bin.

Worm compost bin


14. The lid was fastened on the bin. The fluffy bedding makes the bin look full, but it settles after a day or two.

Worm compost bin


15. The bin is stored inside a dark cabinet under the kitchen sink. I’m tempted to check on them to see how they’re doing, but they really just need to be left alone so they can adjust to new surroundings and get to work.

Worm compost bin


These are the step-by-step photos of how I set up my worm compost bin. The written instructions with more information are at How to Make a Worm Compost Bin.

This photo series is Part 2 of 2. Previously: The Apartment Compost Bin