Worm Bedding

Leaves, Peat, Coir, Cardboard, Compost. How diverse worm bedding makes a healthy wormery.

Appropriate worm bedding for your worm composting bin should consist of one or more of the following items. Diverse worm bedding consisting of multiple items below, together with diverse bedding sizes is ideal. Try shredding, ripping, tearing, and cutting various materials to create different sizes of worm bedding materials.

  • Leaves
  • Newspapers
  • Office paper
  • Cardboard
  • Peat moss
  • Coconut coir
  • Mostly finished compost

Before you put these materials into you worm composting bin, be sure your bedding materials are properly moistened prior to putting it in your worm bin. Bedding should be thoroughly damp, like a wrung out sponge. Soak bedding materials in water overnight, to allow complete absorption and then wring out as much water as possible.

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