Start Your Own Worm Farm

Worm farming is really a simple way of turning your organic waste into a great fertilizer. And it’s easy to do too! You can start your own farming business by learning a few tips about making a worm farming business.

Worm farming is an ideal way to use up the scraps of waste organic food that almost every household produces.

Running a worm farm for a home farming business!

You can use the organic waste to create a great new fertilizer to be used to grow fresh fruits and veggies. Home made fertilizer or worm castings is nutrient rich and free of the chemicals and preservatives found in synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and it’s a great way to utilize your food scraps if you live in a limited space!

A few tips to get you started on your home farming business!

  • Start small with a little investment and you will have better results. If you do not have any experience in worm farming then please do read up all you can on different types of worm farming to have their feedback on what where the problems they commonly faced in the starting up.
  • Use sturdy containers to get the soil in one place for the worm beds. It should be water tight and with a cover to seal out the light for the worms in the beds. Keep the beds away form vibration as most worm are likely to up and migrate away to stay away form it.
  • Experiment with the correct type of feed for your worms as most worms like a variety of different feeds. One of the best feeds used to get your worm sin top condition is free cotton gin trash containing burrs cotton trash and lint left over from ginning and a combination of left over brewery grain mash. You will also have to add a protein-rich feed to get the worms to grow and settle. Some farmers add chicken mash as an additional supplement to the food. Please do make sure you have the temperature, salt and moisture levels correct for you worm farms.
  • You will also have to make sure you control vermin and disease, as well as harvest the worms well in time for sale.
  • The type of worm you choose is also very important and most farmers choose the red worms variety also called as the red wrigglers or manure worms. It’s not a good idea to use the earthworms or night crawlers as they are not suited to the job of producing castings. The estimated production of the worms is also simple as a single worm hatches about 900 eggs a year, and this growth rate increases exponentially.
  • A few ways you can recover your profits is by selling the worms to bait suppliers, and the castings are the best fertilizer which can be used for growing vegetables and fruits.


  • dawn greer said on March 25, 2009
    i would like to know more about worm farming. i live in ohio between cleveland a columbus if weather is a factor.
  • cynthia krebs said on March 28, 2009
    i would like to start my worm bed.
  • Kerri Cooper said on April 6, 2009
    i don't have worms in my garden and i would like to get them back there how do i do that? thanks
  • mary carelli said on June 3, 2009
    - Trying to work from home and save the farm.
    - I have horse farm and property.
    - I live by large lake want to sell worms.
    - How do I start.
    - What about growing beds are they self contained as to grow large numbers of them.
    - How to expand?
    - I need low start up.
  • larry moore said on July 14, 2009
    hi larry here, i have been worm farming all my life, until a year ago it was just a hobby now i sell and do consulting, if you need info, worms etc to get started email me at scottm at or call 970-359-2535
  • skeeter mahoney said on October 20, 2009
    sir, we have just started taking the grand kids fishing and buying bait has cost us bad we would love to know do u have to buy special worms to start a bed for our own use? if so where do u get them? thanks
  • Donna Baker said on January 4, 2010
    I want to do worm farming in Morell, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Can someone help me please.
  • william phillips said on January 14, 2010
    Larry moore; where can i get good plans for me to build my own worm bed? need to get extra income on something that will sell. i am in so cal, temps are ideal. any help you can share is appreciated, thnx bill
  • erika brown said on January 20, 2010
    Hello, I live in tinley park, IL and have 5 acres in hopkins park, IL. I wanted to know all I can possibly know about worm farming. This will be my first business and I need as much info as possible to be able to do this and do it right the first time. I was reading some of the comments and i'd really like to make enough income with this to be able to support myself with. I know it's not going to come immediately but it's a good start for me. I'm low on funds I have about $1000 I can spare but, again, i have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. If somebody could please help me that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!
  • SHERRY said on February 8, 2010
    I would like to know more about worm farming.. I live in a small rural town between Beaumont and Houston Texas. Can someone give me tips about how much it takes to invest in getting this going and where to get the right start-up information.
  • Tibebu mulugeta said on June 29, 2010
    please try to fund me for the project that i propose to do in Ethiopia that is worm farming. Deber markose universty Etiopia
  • John said on December 17, 2010
    When I move to northern cali I would like to start a small farm and go from there so any information on how to start from scratch would be greatly appreciated.
  • Terry said on January 9, 2011
    Would like to start my own worm farm. I live in rural area of Southeastern Illinois. Where do I go to get correct start up information?
  • Sonja Geller said on January 24, 2011
    Please send me information on starting worm farming. I live in Sebastian, FL 32958. Thanks Sonja
  • Hka Li Lahi said on February 1, 2011
    Please send me information how to start worm farming.I live in arlington, Tarrant count, Texas. Thank you
  • Mary said on July 31, 2011
    Hi I'm in Southeastern Michigan I would like to start a worm farm for a profit and need help with how to? Please help with any information about climate and storage.....Thanks
  • A. E. Ferguson said on September 5, 2011
    Please send me information on how to start worm farming. i wanna start from small scale before,. i live in the central region of ghana, west africa. please i need every thing i need to know about worm farming, thank you.
  • nancy morankwane said on November 1, 2011
    hi, i'm a S.A want to farm in a rural place somewhere in north west, i would like to know more about worm farming, pls send me more info, i'm interested on it and want to be a worm farmer,send me also all necessary equipments of start , transport and the market. Thank you.
  • charlie said on November 23, 2011
    Maryland. I'm trying to grow night crawlers using spent mushroom soil, I believe the salt in the soil is killing the worms, how do I check the salt levels
  • Bill Devrow said on December 19, 2011
    Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Starting a garden center and would like to supplement it with fishing worms, compost, etc. What is needed for start up of worm business? Bill
  • Madugu Baba E said on April 25, 2012
    Hi we're now in to worm farming can we get more details pls? Nagarta farms kafari along kaciga road kaduna state nigeria. email
  • Dion Townes said on October 24, 2012
    Cleveland, Ohio. I am very interested in starting a worm business however, I need information to get started. I wanted to begin with the 360 composit bin outdoors but not sure if the lake affect temperature would harm the worms. If you could provides details from start to end would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  • bonnie crim said on June 12, 2013
    How can I start my own worm farm in 3201 Riverview drive Triangle, Va 22172
  • sharlotta nemeyian said on May 14, 2014
    hey i live in nairobi kenya i would love to know how to start and who are my competitors plus where the market is highest
  • Vanda Sousa said on June 18, 2014
    I would like to create a worm farm. I need to get most information that i can
  • DR SONI R said on January 20, 2015


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