DIY Worm Tower
5 Benefits of Worms
Turn kitchen scraps into nutrient rich fertilizer, for free
1. 4 in. x 10 ft. 2 Hole Triplewall Pipe $10 buy online
2. 4 in. Styrene Drain Cap in White $2 buy online
3. 3/4" or 1" Drill bit and a drill, of course
4. Shovel or auger
Project total cost: $12
Wow, that's not bad for an unlimited supply of worm castings!
Step 2 - Drill more holes in the pipe
Cut your pipe to 3-5 feet long. The taller you leave the pipe, the easier it will be to access after it's installed.
Make sure you buy the "hole" triplewall pipe because it already has half the holes drilled for you. Drill more holes on the opposite sides of the pipe along the entire length. This will allow more access for the worms and invite them in.
Step 3 - Dig A Hole
Use your shovel or auger to dig a hole at lease 2 feet deep and wide enough to fit your pipe down into. We use an auger because we do a lot of planting and it's easy to use and attaches to the end of any drill and powers through the soil as if it's were snow. It's a great one time investment if you're an avid gardener.
The idea is that you'll feed your worm tower on a daily basis so we recommend that you install it somewhere easily accessible like in a planter bed or somewhere near your vegetable garden.
Step 4 - Set the pipe
Step 5- Add Worms!
What do I feed my worms?
*Simply drop in food scraps through the top of the worm tower.
*Smaller food scraps get eaten quicker.
*Worms can eat up to half their weight in food per day.
*Keep it covered at all times to detour critters.
*Make sure it stays moist because if it dries out then "bye-bye worms."
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