How much bedding and water will I need?
Tear 2.5 pounds of newspaper into strips for each cubic foot of bin space. Tearing the paper lengthwise is easier than tearing it widthwise. A 2 cubic foot bin will need approximately 5 pounds of shredded newspaper. You will need to moisten the paper with water. Worms are between 75% - 90% water. The surface of a worm must be moist for the worm to respire (to exchange carbon dioxide and oxygen). To ensure that you have added enough water, shred the paper into a sink or other container and then add enough water so the paper is covered. Lift the paper out of the water, allowing the excess to drip off. Place the wet newspaper into your bin.

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1. What size worm bin do I need?
2. How much bedding and water will I need?
3. How do I make the worm bin?
4. Where can I get worms?
5. How do I take care of my worm bin?
6. How do I know when my worm bin is done?
7. What can I use the worm castings (compost) for?
8. What are 3 methods for harvesting your compost?