Composting Outdoors for Breeding Worms
One of my favorite reasons for composting, other than making compost for the garden, is for breeding fishing worms. There are all types of things you can compost to feed the worms in your compost bin or compost pile. You needn't worry about having to get food for them at the store as they eat pretty much any kind of composting material you throw at them; coffee grounds, banana peels, old flour. They'll eat it all.
If you don't have a compost bin for composting, you can just make a compost pile and the worms will inhabit it as long as you keep throwing kitchen scraps at them. The best way to feed them is by burying the kitchen scraps in the compost pile. If you don't have a compost bin, you can build a homemade compost bin. You can make a concrete block compost bin or a wood pallet compost bin to contain compost. And the best part about it is, it's free.
If you're not the DIY type, you can find a wide variety compost bins at your local garden center or online. The best outdoor compost bins will usually cost a bit more, but are worth the extra upfront investment. If you want to hold your composting materials in the kitchen so you don't have to run to dump your kitchen scraps every few days, you might want to look at investing in a kitchen compost bin. Most kitchen compost bins have a carbon filter to prevent smells from seeping into the kitchen area. The best kitchen compost bins, or pails, in my humble opinion are made of stainless steel. They last a very long time and are virtually unbreakable.
Your worms probably won't notice whether they live in a compost bin or a compost pile. Just keep your compost moist, but not wet. And add some kitchen scraps every few days for them to feed on. If the scraps are totally gone the next time you go to feed them, check a day earlier next time. You don't want to overload them with scraps, yet you don't want to starve them either.
When it's time to go fishing, simply peel back a few layers of compost and grab you a few handfuls of worms!