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Select and Prepare the Bedding Materials
Shredded newspaper makes excellent bedding for a worm bin.
So, you have your bin, you've ordered the right kind of worms, and you're ready to start setting up the bin. The first thing you need to consider is bedding materials. The most commonly used bedding material is newspaper, mostly because it is so readily available. Cardboard, coir, and peat are also good bedding materials. If you are using newspaper, shred about 50 sheets into thin (one inch wide) strips. If you are using cardboard, tear it up into fairly small pieces.