In addition to our compost bins in the backyard we also have this bin full of red wigglers.We started with about a half pound of worms, about a month later we added another half pound. They seem to be reproducing pretty fast, there are lots of little babies squirming around in the box. We just have to add some shredded newspaper and some chopped up kitchen waste every once in a while, they seem to take care of themselves. Soon we will have a bin full of worm poop that we can add to our garden beds or make worm tea to fertilize our plants.
I've always thought of worm ranchers as a little strange but now I'm designing a large scale worm bin in my head, could worm castings or worm tea be my next career? Hmmm