March 9, 2014

Rain, Sleet, Snow, or Hail...Soon My Worms Will Be Traveling By Mail!

The time has come...I have more worms than most people have ever seen in their whole lives all totaled up!

When I push away the top layer in the Worm Wigwam, the scene revealed can best be described as a very populated, hugely squirmy mass of worminess. They climb the walls, they live in the bottom, they skim the top...they practically overflow from the bin!

There's only one thing left to do...sell some of my friends! Not as worm bait, mind you (because I've had plenty of offers for that!), but to some newbies like I once was that are interested in vermicomposting as a way to get rid of their organic wastes, as well as organically fertilize their houseplants or garden with amazing results.

When I click around, I notice most people sell composting worms by the pound (estimating about 1,000 worms in a pound). Worms are typically shipped living in a moist peat-like material inside a cloth bag surrounded by shredded newspaper.
shipping composting worms
My worms multiplied quickly. They went from a large Rubbermaid container to three large shoebox size Rubbermaid containers within about 2 1/2 months.
worm bin

worm bins
They moved into the Worm Wigwam less than a year later:
worm wigwam
My experience tells me that you can start very small and still end up with a healthy herd that can easily munch through your organic scraps each week.
organic scraps
Soon, you will see an option on the side of the page to purchase 1/2 pound of worms- or about 500 worms. This size is great if you are interested in vermicomposting, but want to start small. It also works for kids that are creating a school project.
vermicomposting project
Rain, sleet, snow, or hail...soon my worms will be traveling by mail!
composting worms for sale