Added by on 2018-10-06

I make a simple DIY composting worm tower using 4 inch PVC pipe, window screen and a 4 inch PVC coupling. A worm tower goes directly in the garden and provides a habitat for your red wiggler composting worms. Feed them with your kitchen scraps and coffee grounds and they’ll convert these “waste” products into organic fertilizer for your garden. For my worm composters I use worms purchased from Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm. Uncle Jim will give you a 10% discount on your online purchase if you use the coupon code “greenshortz” at checkout. website: (disclosure: I don’t make money from this…they just deliver a great product) Materials Needed: (1) 2 foot length (or so) of 4 inch PVC pipe (1) 4 inch PVC Repair coupling (note: a regular coupling will be cheaper, but tighter. You’ll want to sand it out a little) (1) 5 x 5 in square of window screen Tools Needed: Hand Saw Drill with spade or forstener bit Scissors or box knife (to cut screen) Sand paper Clamp (it helps with the cutting) Web: Twitter: @Green_Shortz Please Subscribe to the GreenShortz Family of Channels: Main GreenShortz Channel: Short Videos About Easy Ways to Be Green GreenShortz+GreenHouse: Uncovering What Makes a Green House Green GreenShortzDIY: Simple Green How-To Videos Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsGarden Efficiency with Worm Castings & DIY Garden/Worm TowerHow to keep your own indoor worm farmBenefits of Red Worms (Red Wigglers) in Gardening Worm FarmingWorm Composting Bin Update Gardening with Kids!Worm Farm For Your Backyard!Worm Castings for Indoor gardening?


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  • Katie Velt Hardonck 7 months ago

    Why leave all that PVC from drilling in the garden?

  • AxCxfortheWin 7 months ago

    This is a really awesome idea and design. Gonna try this as soon as I get my raised bed set up.

  • TeddyBorker 7 months ago

    Did he seriously eyeball the number of worms 327?? Or else who would take the time to count the exact number of worms??

  • Dave Chapman 7 months ago

    What is the effective radius of this method? What area around the tower?

  • Cameron Chrestman 7 months ago

    Worms don't have rulers ha haven't you ever heard of a inch worm lol

  • Smaran 7 months ago

    I'll make one this very week.

  • Smaran 7 months ago

    A Lot of PVC trash in your soil garden.

  • Knight Rider 7 months ago

    Cool video thanks for sharing.

  • Holly Homemaker 7 months ago

    Will the worms eat my plants or garden vegetables?

  • Augie Inciong 7 months ago

    What do you do once the worm tower is filled with worm castings?

  • Jim Nance 7 months ago

    ?m? n

  • Ganesh Krishnamurthy 7 months ago

    What size is the drill bit?

  • Shannon Robeson 7 months ago

    I like the idea but do you know if it will get too hot for the worms and they will leave the tube?
    I live in Florida

  • Dianne Bennett 7 months ago

    I made my worm towers but put buckets on the top of them. My question is now I have fire ants in every tube. I made four tubes. I'm afraid my worms have been killed by the fire ants. But I don't know how to get rid of the ants without hurting the worms. Any ideas?

  • Emilia C 7 months ago

    What kind of worms did you use?

  • Zan Thornton 7 months ago

    Nice job. I like that ur not high speed "Sale'smanlike" pushy talk: great balance of info but not "high pressure sales" . It's a pleasure to hear the birds, frogs, etc. in the background. I grew worms in 1978 to 82 as a farm project for FFA and rec'd GA Planter award from my voc-ed teacher Mr. Larry Williams, LFO

  • some body 7 months ago

    are the pvc-particles degradabels?

  • Becky Smith 7 months ago

    great idea and the towers great

  • Pinky Edwards 7 months ago

    i don't know if id put a banana peel in there, it takes 2 years for them to decompose.