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Worm Food Recipes

Feeding Your Worms

Worms eat more than their weight each day. As a general rule, one pound of worms needs at least one pound of food source daily. Proper nutrition is key to maintaining your
worm bin.

Green Leaf Worm Farm recommends using a base of 18 inches of peat moss, corrugated cardboard, and shredded paper. Corrugated cardboard provides good habitat for raising worms. Because they believe worms need diversity in their diet to produce higher-quality nutrient-rich vermicompost, they feed their worms the following items.

Buy worm chow or make your own using the following recipes

Worm Chow


  • 12 egg shells (boil for a few minutes first)
  • Coffee grounds
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup buckwheat
  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • ¼ tsp sugar

Boil egg shells for a few minutes.

Drain and blend in a food processor.

Add remaining ingredients and grind thoroughly.

Additional Worm Chow

  • Unrefined masa flour and whole wheat flour in small amounts
  • Azomite®: 100% natural, organic, and unrefined substance that contains over 100 trace elements
  • Volcanic sand: helps worms to process and grind down organic
  • Coffee grounds and filters: help to stimulate the worms to eat and
  • Organic mineral block: has plenty of vitamins for the worms
  • Cold manure: use goat or rabbit manure to feed worms


Feeding schedule depends on the amount of worms in your operation.

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