How much food can my worms process?

The general rule of thumb is worms can eat half their weight in food per day! This means that if you start with one pound (or about 800-1000 worms), they can eat a half pound of food per day. As your worm population grows, they will be able to process more food at a faster rate. Use the rule that when you see the worms are actively engaged in eating the food you most recently added in the top feeding tray you should add more food. For more information on feeding, see What to Feed Worms.