Composting Red Wiggler Worms (Eisenia Fetida)
1,000 or 1 lb $30 for worms
They eat our garbage and GREEN WASTE
give us nutricious Black Gold, can't beat that! (and Kids LOVE them)
They truly are "soil engineers".
If you want to go organic, start composting. Let them help with your garden chores☺
They are the best composters out there.
Their food is free. We pick up at the farmers market, what they would have thrown away.
When they poop it'is called "Black Gold".
By composting your food scraps recycling paper and cardboard that is less that goes to the landfill that would be creating "Methane Gas". Let your worms do the composting. We need to be kind to Mother Earth. It is a win-win-win situation.
They can be raised indoors or out. Since they each have 5 hearts, I learned the first year that 50+ bins can heat up a small room very quickly. That's if you want to raise them in a room inside. Yes, you can raise them in bins indoors or outside in beds (certain conditions apply).
If you feed them a good diet like (banana skins, vegetable scraps, composted leaves other yard waste, newspaper, cardboard
(they love the starch used in glue of cardboard, it must be like candy to them), mushroom compost, peels, and alike food waste) they will multiply quickly. NO MEAT, DAIRY, CITRUS or shiny ads/colored paper. I do NOT feed them ANIMAL waste horse, cow or chicken manure. (not knowing what the animals were fed -- GMO etc, shots) and or injected with.
I freeze all foods they consume. (freezing changes molecular structure that breaks it down so the puree is smooth) After thawing, it's blended into smoothies. Worms have NO teeth. They have a gizzard that grinds their food so they can digest and give us that fine "black gold". Spent coffee grounds, fine clean sand, egg shells (crushed and ground to a powder), garden or agricultural lime, oyster shell all are a few things that they need to digest their food.
They eat 1/3 - 1/2 their body weight per day. Did I mention Worms have NO teeth?
I tend to spoil my worms, but hey they are worth it.
They are prolific breeders, as they are hermaphrodites....all of them make baby wormies (lots of babies 2-9 baby wormies per cocoon). They still need to mate with another to produce.
If you want to raise your own worms and have a steady supply of castings for your plants, I will help you get started. Worm Castings AKA "Black Gold" (worm poop, waste, crap, shit - call it what you want) are rich fine black specs resembling something like pepper. Castings aroma is earthy. You can mix the castings into your garden or in your houseplants. They also make a good "sprouting medium". (my sprouting mix is 1/2 castings & 1/2 spaghnam peat sifted)
Castings make a wonderful tea too! (not for us to drink, but for our gardens) Use as a foliar spray or feed systemically.
Let the natural microbial creatures do their work! They don't want to get paid, they don't get tired, or complain, want a special diet, they live for 5-6 years, they don't take breaks or vacations they just eat-breed-poop☺Text if you have questions or want to let them help you get started composting today!
When texting let me know if you want worms or castings or both.
Thank You for reading and considering!
Happy Gardening, Pat