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DIY: How to build your own in-ground worm bin

Recipe for success - in-ground worm bin instructions


  • 5 gallon bucket

  • 5 gallon bucket screw top lid

  • Motorized drill

  • ½”-¾” paddle (spade) bit

  • Shovel


  1. Secure screw top lid on to the bucket.
  2. Drill about 20- ½” or ¾” holes around the side and 10-¾” holes around the bottom, evenly spaced apart.
  3. Dig a hole about 13” deep and 11" wide to fit and bury the bucket. The screw top should remain above surface level.
  4. Remove or bury bucket handle.
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