The Perfect Worms For Composting!
Pound-for-pound this is the best worm you can use for vermicomposting. They have a very wide temperature and pH band in which they will be comfortable enough in to reproduce and to consume
large amounts of composted Materials.
Why you should use Earthworms in your soil or compost:
Almost all scientists, agricultural experts, soil culturists, and horticulturists agree on the
importance of the earthworm in the soil for maximum plant growth, production and soil conservation.
Many hundreds of years ago, the Greek philosopher Aristotle call the earthworm "the intestines of
As the earthworm burrows, it loosens the soil around the root areas (does not eat roots) and
forms channels through which root grow, water moves and nutrients disperse better in the subsoil. These burrows hold rain and irrigation water. Earthworms digest what is in front
of them. Depending on the soil quality their casting is in accordance with the food source.
US Dept. of Agriculture experiments have shown that the infiltration rate of clay soil can increase
using earthworms. The water stability of various types of soil can change by 3.5 to 27 percent. Chemical analysis of parent soil without earthworm and the same soil after being
worked by earthworms showed the following increases of chemical Nutrients:
Nitrate of Nitrogen 500 %
Available Phosphorous 700%
Exchangeable Potassium 1200%
Exchangeable Calcium 150%
Organic Carbon 200%
Experiments have shown approximately 250% increase in yields of corn, 64% for rye, 3% for oats, 135% for potatoes
and 300% for field peas through the use of earthworms.
The same effect is also inherent where earthworms are used in the garden and for lawns. For such usage
we recommend to use around 25 earthworms per square foot. The conclusion is clear that your earthworms will convert your fertilization input even better.
As the earthworm burrows, it loosens the soil...
Earthworm castings are the best imaginable potting soil additive for your houseplants, greenhouse
growers, lawns, veggie gardens, planters, trees etc. The nutrients are water soluble, making them quick available to the plants. Mix about 25% to the soils. The plant will grow fast
and strong. Nematodes and disease will not ruin gardens or plants if the soil is rich in quality organic matter. It is the weak plant in poor soil that is destroyed by nematodes and
Our 5 lb. bag of redworms contain about 100 worms of all sizes including their egg capsules which will
have 4-10 baby worms each when they hatch in 5-12 days. Add the redworms to you compost pile for an accelerated composting process. Your compost will be ready in half the time. Also
add Agrowinn-Minerals to your compost and you will have 57 nutrients added. Dust lightly over each fresh layer of compost. Nutrients are what every
plant needs. The earlier you add them the better.
Agrowinn-Worm-Castings are free of toxins from landfills. We do not
use landfill or greenwastes.
Bedding:There is enough bedding/living material included to sustain the worms during transit time from our worm production bins to your compost.
Worms: Type of worm - Eisenia fetida (Redworm, Red Wiggler, Etc.)
Number of worms per pound - 800 to 1200 depending on the size of the worms at the time they were harvested. They average 1000 redworms per pound.