- Buy or make a worm bin, which can be set up either indoors or outdoors (in the shade, and protected from temperature extremes)
- Buy 1 lb. of worms (approximately 1000 worms)
- Soak your bedding material (e.g. coconut fiber or shredded newspaper) in water, and squeeze it out until the moisture level resembles a wrung-out sponge
- Place the worms in the worm bin, on the damp bedding
- Add a handful of soil to add grit, which will aid in the worms' digestion
- Begin adding food scraps (chopped up into small pieces) on one side of the bin, under the bedding. Hiding the scraps under the bedding will help limit odors.
- Add new food scraps in sections, working your way across the bin.
- The worms will begin to create castings, which fall to the lower layer of the bin.
- Collect the castings and continue adding new bedding and food.
- The castings can be combined with potting soil at a ratio of 1:2, which can be sprinkled on your garden, or used to pot new plants.
Very Basic How-To: Vermicomposting