Initial Startup  /  Week 0

  • Assemble your CFT
  • Line grating and add 4 inches (10 cm)of base layer
  • Top with 4 inches (10 cm) of feedstock
  • Add livestock – 20 lbs (10 kg) of worms per module
  • Support from Michigan SoilWorks as needed

 

Start Filling the Bin  /  Weeks 1 to 8

  • Add 2 inches (5 cm) of feedstock weekly
  • Bin will be about 2/3 full by week 8

 

Harvesting the Base Layer  /  Weeks 9 & 10

  • Pull the cutting bar across and back
  • Increase feeding to 3-4 inches (8-10 cm) per week
  • Repeat for 2 weeks

 

Continue Filling the Bin  /  Weeks 11 to 14

  • Continue feeding 3-4 inches per week
  • No harvesting these weeks until the bin is full

 

First Production Harvest  /  Week 15 or 16

  • Run the cutting bar across and back
  • Feed as usual

 

Cruise Control  /  You’re Off and Running!

  • Transition to a weekly routine
  • Continue harvesting and feeding once weekly
  • Your CFT has reached full production