A Natural Way To Aerate Soil and Fertilize Your Garden!
Red wigglers are some of nature's best decomposers and soil aerators. These worms improve soil tilth and decompose organic matter to create nutrient-rich worm castings. These castings are an organic source of nitrogen, phosphorous, potash, magnesium and calcium making them useful as part of a potting mix, for feeding transplants or established plants, and as an ingredient in tea solutions.
As they cycle through the soil or vermiculture bin, they break their food down and excrete castings. Their physical movement through the growing medium breaks up soil and introduces beneficial bacteria and oxygen to stimulate fungal activity. This leads to more rapid breakdown of organic material into nutrients your plants can use. When used in garden beds, this movement aerates the soil and quickens the growth of mycorrhizae, which increases nutrient/water uptake and bolsters disease resistance.
Order 6 days in advance by Wednesday for shipment the following Tuesday.
- Garden Beds/Soil – Use 2-3 worms/sq. ft. 1,000 worms covers approximately 400 sq. ft.
- Vermiculture – Use roughly 1,000 worms per square foot (one tray).
Adding Red Wigglers to a Vermiculture Setup: Once you have prepared and added bedding materials to the worm bin it will be ready for the red wigglers. Gently undo the bag of worms and add them to the tray/bin accordingly. Make sure there is plenty of food and moisture for them in the bed. It may be helpful to add egg shells to the mixture as they help worms digest food.
Adding Red Wigglers to a Garden: "Planting" worms is a little more involved then just spreading them out. Since they are reluctant to burrow into new areas, we need to help them a bit.
- Make sure there is plenty of organic matter already in the soil as red wigglers require more than a standard earthworm.
- Dig 3-4 holes per square yard to the depth of a trowel.
- Add some compost and water to the hole. It is now ready for the worms.
- Add a small amount of worms to each hole, then cover them with soil. Do not water heavily immediately after adding worms to the soil.
Environment: Vermiculture, Outdoors, Raised Beds, Gardens, Greenhouses, Potted Plants, House Plants, Indoor Growing
Storage: Use immediately, if possible. If immediate use is not possible, store in a cool place. Make sure the area is lit. The worms move away from light sources meaning they will remain happy in the bag. It may be helpful to sprinkle water lightly into the bag once worms are received.
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When will my order ship?
- All orders ship on Tuesdays Only (except holidays).
- Orders by Wednesday for shipment on Tuesday.
- All orders take a minimum of 6 days to process prior to shipment.
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