FEED the worms about 2-3 cups of kitchen scraps every few weeks for the first few weeks to get the worms acclimated. Then, measuring the amount of kitchen scraps, feed them half their weight everyday. (So, if you started with 2 pounds of worms, feed them 1 pound of kitchen scraps.) The worm population will grow so monitor their food closely. If your compost bin starts to smell, you are feeding them too much.