Worm Beds Made with Straw Bales
This is something I have been wanting to do for a while now, build worm beds out of straw bales, the past 2 winters we had no frost in the ground in the winter months because of the feet and feet of snow we have had up here in Northern Ontario. So having the worms on the ground with 1 straw bale high will work fine if we have the same winter as the last few years.
These worm beds are now full of bedding and worms, I made the bedding with grass clippings,shredded paper,shredded cardboard, wood shavings and aged manure. I added these in layers till the worm bed was full to the top of the bale, Then I got the Old Allis Chalmers B-10 with a 32″ tiller on the back and tilled all the layers a few times, and let it sit for a couple weeks. By this point the bin was on its way to being stocked with worms I have soooo many euros in my soil around the yard they stock the bed on their own.. So far it is working great.