Most people would never guess that growing worms could be a profitable business. There are many people that would buy worms from a worm farm. Mostly, they are people who need quality worms for their fishing trips or gardeners who wants good worms that can work the soil. Building a farm is extremely easy, and a small business can be set up as quickly as a matter of hours. Here are some tips on how to get started on your first farm.
Use good worms only
First of all, it is important to get the right type of worms. You can’t just go out into your garden and catch just any type of worm. There are specific worms that worm people look for, some of which are tiger worms and red worms. If you don’t know where to find these types of worms, you can go to a plant nursery or to another farm and purchase a few to get started.
Get some soil
Next, you will need to get some soil. The soil is not that important, you don’t need to go to the market and buy top quality soil. Clean, moist soil from your backyard will do. Just use your intuition when finding a moist, fertile soil.
Build a place for your worms to live
Once you have your worms and your soil, it’s time to build a good environment for them to grow in. Worms love dark and moist places, so pick a place in your house that is cool and away from the sun. The darker the better, and if it’s a little humid, that’s even better.
Find some type of containers that you can use to keep your worms in. Any type of waterproof plastic containers will do. Other common worm housing units are apple crates, plastic bins, wooden boxes, or glass jars. The advantage of box-shaped containers is that you can stack them up so that they don’t take up too much space. People who are starting out like to just use old empty glass jars that are lying around the house.
Line the container with some newspaper. This will keep light away from the soil, and help to keep it moist. Then, put in the soil, and moisten it with some fresh water. Now, place the worms into the soil, and add some particles of food that they can feed on to begin with. Top it off with a little more soil, moisten it by spraying a little more fresh water, and it’s done! You have built your first and very own worm production farm.
Feed your worms regularly
Worms aren’t picky eaters, and you can feed them most anything. Popular food choices are leaves, fruits, vegetables, eggshells, and paper. There are only a few things that you shouldn’t feed your worms, some of which are citrus fruits and onions.
Building a worm farm is one of the easiest businesses to build and maintain. It only take a few hours to collect all the materials you need, and once you have build your farm there is very minimal maintenance. The worms do all the work for you! If you are looking for a low-maintenance, no-brainer business to earn a little cash on the side, then a worm farm is the business for you.