Making a vermicompost

Why do a vermicompost ?

Worm compost is the best source of nutrients for plants. It is ideal for container growing as it contains many micronutrients and microorganisms that are important for plant growth.

How to start your own vermicompost ?

To start your own vermicompost you’ll need the following materials:

  • Container (about 20 liters) with a lid
  • 1 metre hose (0,5 cm diameter)
  • Jam jar with lid
  • Any kind of garden soil
  • Moist bedding material (wet paper torn in stripes 3 to 5 cm wide, straw or leaves)
  • Some fresh compost
  • 50 – 200 worms

Take the container and make some air holes in it with a small driller, about five centimetres from the bottom. Make a hole in the bottom in order to tightly fit the hose in. This is for collecting the liquid, which when diluted ten to one will make great liquid feed around plants. Fit the hose in. Make the same size hole in the jam jar lid and fit the other end of the hose into it. Fill the container loosely with your moist bedding. Add some handfuls of soil or old worm compost. Then add your worms and place your fresh compost on top of that. Close the cover. Be careful not to overfeed your worms or starve them. For a small container (15x15x15 cm), feed them only once a week. Just pay attention to your worms, you will develop a feel for it. Watch that there is always some moisture, but don’t water too much as well. It should always remain damp. If you let them run dry, the worms will escape the wormary!


  1. Rupesh Kr. Sinha
    Posted July 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Dear Sir,
    we would like to do business of vermi compost farm. so pls give guidance of how to do work in this project.
    Rupesh K. Sinha

  2. Posted August 19, 2013 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    if possible please provide me detail project plan for vermicompost production and uses.

    i want to start some agri culture project in my side.


  3. Michael
    Posted October 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing a great video and article on vermicomposting. Chanced upon a good site, wanna share -

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