When setting up your Worm-Vue Wonders, the instruction booklet (pg. 5) recommends placing at least four inches of shredded newspaper into the bottom of the unit. This serves as bedding, keeps the soil aerated, and also becomes a food source for the worms.
The worms are shipped to you with dried alfalfa, which you can spread across the top of the soil after the worms have been in the bin for a few weeks.
A fun tip we learned recently is how much worms love watermelon! Add thin slices to your unit like the picture below. Keep the black shields on and when you remove them, you’ll see lots of worms enjoying a watermelon treat! Within a week or two, the watermelon will completely disappear!
Another treat for worms is coffee grinds. You can spread one or two tablespoons of used coffee grinds across the soil at the top of the unit.
The worms will eat the newspaper in the bottom of the unit as well.