- Dig a pit (about 30 cm deep) or keep a wooden box which is neither too hot or cold. The place should not have direct sunlight as well
- Spread a net or a chicken mesh at the bottom of the pit or the box. You can also spread 1 or 2 cm thick layer of sand as an alternative
- Now put some vegetable waste including peels of fruits over the layer of sand. We can also use pieces of newspaper or cardboards ,green leaves, dried stalks of plants, dried animal waste can also be used as a spread over sand or newspaper.
- Sprinkle some water to make this layer wet, do not use an excessive amount of water. Do not press this layer, keep it loose so that it has sufficient amount of moisture and air. Now, Your pit is ready.
- Buy some redworms and put them in your pit.
- Cover them loosely with a gunny bag or with an old sheet of cloth. We can bury this food for about 2 to 3 cm inside the pit. Do not use wastes that contain salt, pickles, oil, vinegar, meat or milk as a food for the redworms.
- If we put these things in the pit disease causing small organisms starts to grow.
- In a few days gently mix and move the top layer of your pit.
- Redworms do not have teeth, they have a structure called the gizzard which helps them in grinding their food.
- Observe the content of the pit after 3 to 4 weeks.
- Your vermicompost is ready to use.
Activity for Vermicomposting
Last updated at March 16, 2023 by Teachoo