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Composting Worms are Nature's Clean- up Crew

Does It Make You SAD?

To feed your family food grown with chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

 

Are You Tired?

Tired of throwing away food, cardboard, and paper? Loading the landfills with waste?

A Better Idea

There is a better way. Composting worms can help!

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle

Composting worms can help to reduce waste, reuse food scraps, and recycle nutrients back to our depleted soils.

 

Replenish Soils

Worm castings feed your plants nutrients and help to replenish soils. Simply, organically, and safely.

Doing Our Part

Composting worms can help us do our part in preserving the planet for ourselves and our children.

Vermicomposting Conference 2016

By Rick | July 7, 2016 | 12 Comments

Follow me The 2016 Vermicomposting Conference The James B. Hunt Library ( pictured above) on the campus of North Carolina State was the venue for the 2016 Vermicomposting Conference. The Conference was held June 2 – 3, 2016. This sleek, modern building seemed to be an unusual place for a meeting of worm farmers. However, …

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Vermicomposting For Kids

By Rick | March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Follow me Kids love worms and vermicomposting for kids can be a family-oriented activity that all will enjoy. Vermicomposting is just a fancy word for raising composting worms. Composting worms are easy to care for and very forgiving even if neglected a little bit. This makes them an ideal project for the short attention spans …

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Cheap Worm Bins

By Rick | February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Follow me The most important part of worm composting is to get STARTED. Cheap worm bins are very helpful in this regard. Your cheap worm bins can even be FREE. There is absolutely no need to spend a lot of money to get started raising composting worms. In fact, I recommend that you not spend …

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Organic Gardening and Worms

By Rick | February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Follow me Organic gardening and worms have an almost symbiotic relationship. The organic matter in your garden soil is home to many beneficial bacteria and fungi. These bacteria and fungi are an earthworms main diet. Compost and manure are primary ways that organic gardeners build the amounts of organic matter in their soil. This in …

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Making Worm Tea at Home

By Rick | February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Follow me Making worm tea at home is a simple process that requires some very basic equipment.+ It does require some time and a little patience to do it correctly. We are going to show you step by step instructions on how-to make worm tea at home. We will show you the equipment needed, a …

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Worm Tea Works Wonders

By Rick | February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Follow me Worm Tea Anyone?   I will have a large cup of worm tea with lemon and sugar please. Just kidding… we don’t drink worm tea but our plants absolutely love it. Worm tea or vermi-tea is made by steeping worm castings in water and aerating to grow large amounts of beneficial bacteria. The resulting brew …

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Worm Castings Revealed

By Rick | February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Follow me   Worm Castings 101   We are going to talk about worm castings. We will learn the definition of worm castings. We’ll talk about how castings are produced and some of the different production methods. We will discuss the impact that production methods and feed stocks can have on the finished product. We …

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Red Wigglers and Kids

By Rick | January 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Follow me Red Wigglers, Red worms, Red Wrigglers, manure worms, or whatever you want to call these composting worms….. they go along with kids like peas in a pod. Children are naturally curious and a worm bin is a place to discover new and exciting STUFF! They just can’t resist watching the worms squiggle and …

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Worm Bins That Rock

By Rick | January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Follow me   Worm Bins need not be expensive or hard to build.  We are going to show you how to build a great worm bin to house your composting worms. The above pictured worm bin cost about $11.00. The dimensions of this bin is 14 x 18 x 6 inches deep. The lid also …

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DIY Vermicomposting Made Easy

By Rick | January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Follow me Production of vermicompost does not need to be hard. DIY vermicomposting is occuring in your yard as we speak. Worms have been at work for millions of years cleaning up nature’s messes. We would be buried in waste if not for the behind-the-scene actions of Mother Nature’s little composters. People have been harnessing …

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What Are Composting Worms?

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Composting Worms

Composting worms are epigeic worms. These are worms that reside in above ground litter. Common types are the red worm ( AKA: red wiggler, red wriggler, tiger worm, brandling, manure worm) and European night crawler (AKA: super red, red hybrid).

These worms breed well in captivity and prefer to live and eat in organic litter. Favorite bedding materials are: leaves, grass, paper, corrugated cardboard, peat moss, coconut coir, manures, egg carton cardboard, etc. Composting worms will eat all of their bedding materials.

Their preferred foods are vegetable and fruit waste, coffee grounds and paper filters, manure, leaf litter, dried grass, etc. Worms can eat about 1/2 of their body weight daily.

Composting worms are especially suited for raising in worm bins. They breed prolifically and can double their population about every ninety days under normal conditions. They will self-regulate their population when crowded.

Their castings (poo) can be harvested and is an amazing organic soil amendment.

 

 

Worm Castings

Worm castings (poo) are also known as "Black Gold" to gardeners in the know. Castings are known as a living biological fertilizer.

A composting worms diet is mainly the bacteria that decomposes the waste residing within it's habitat. Worms slurp up the decomposing food and bedding materials in the process.

Studies have proven that plants fertilized with worm castings have a much better germination rate, increased disease resistance, and added pest tolerance.

Castings provide nutrients to plants on an "as needed" basis. Nitrogen and other nutrients are provided as the bacteria (living in the cast) multiplies and dies off in its normal life-cycle. These nutrients are immediately plant-available in a form that the roots can readily uptake.

Bacteria is estimated to provide 70 percent of the world's nitrogen in the soil.

Worm castings smell like fresh earth and can be used indoors or out. When mixed with potting soil, castings produce some of the most amazing house plants.

Worm castings can be used in gardens and landscapes. They can also help you grow the lushest green lawn. Flowers and vegetables grow larger and produce more. Simple organic goodness.

 

Worm Castings

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We are a small worm farming operation. We have the knowledge to get you started and keep you going. Our service NEVER ends after the sale.We grow healthy, active worms and pair that with a fair price. We always guarantee our worms. We take pride in providing personal service to all of our customers. Let our many years of worm raising and gardening experience guide you on your journey.

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I'm a gardener. I was looking for composting worms, came across this company. They got back to me within 24 hours. Fair pricing. Excellent customer service. Would highly recommend!

Kevin

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I just left a message and the next day the owner was at my house with my order. He brought extra bedding and talked worms for quite awhile. He answered every question with enthusiasm and knowledge. Thinking about European worms too. I know where I'll buy them. Thanks Again Rick

Dean

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I just received my second batch of European Night Crawlers in great shape and on time. I set them on my work bench in the bedding I mix as you suggested and leave the light on. They go down quickly, 20 minutes. Thanks Rick and Micky. I'm starting slowly but having fun!