Making a mini wormery is very easy to do. It’s finding the worms that’s the hard part – or at least that’s what we found anyway. This looked like a nice activity to do with my kids as who doesn’t like looking for worms?! Plus I thought the boys would enjoy learning about what the worms do, why they are important and how they burrow. Worms are vital for soil to help it breathe and are also an important food source for birds.
To make a mini wormery, you’ll need a plastic container like an old pop bottle. Cut the top off. Fill the bottle with layers of damp mud or compost, leaves and sand.
Find some worms, then add them to the top followed by a few more leaves or garden debris. Wrap up with black card, including the top, as worms don’t like being in the light and check the wormery every day for a week to see what the worms do. Keep the soil damp and don’t let the worms get too cold either. It’s like a mini break for them it seems!
Let your worms go after a week. Their job is done.
We built our wormery no problem and tried searching for worms after a rainy day but found nothing. We looked under stones and pots, in the compost and dug around a bit. There are definitely loads that come out on my eldest son’s school field but we didn’t get the chance to look this week unfortunately. We’ll find some after 30 Days Wild has finished I’m sure.