Buying worms for sale should be done in two situations: when trying to jump-start the worm population in relatively healthy soil that has a low worm count or when starting to earthworm compost...
Interested in worm composting or curious about starting your own worm farm or vermiculture business?
Worm Farming Secrets – Best Selling Guide to Worm Composting will teach you more than you ever wanted to know.
An ideal garden or yard should have at least 10 worms per cubic foot (30 cubic cm). To figure out how your yard or garden stacks up, head out to your garden during the relatively warm temperatures of spring or fall (soil temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees F/ 10 and 16 C), dig up a 12 inch X 12 inch X 12 inch (30 cm) block of soil, dump it on a dry surface and start counting! Anything less than 10 and your soil needs more worms.
Before making a purchase, you must have soil that is relatively healthy and rich in organic material. Otherwise, your worms will simply find their way out of your garden or yard and into other yards that do.
As mentioned on our Earthworm Information page, as long as your garden or lawn has the following characteristics, you should be good to go:
Assuming your soil meets the above characteristics and your worm count is low, order healthy redworms, which are a specific type of worm that reproduce quickly and produces its weight in castings each day.
After introducing the worms, continuing to improve your garden soil through organic techniques will ensure that your new worms will stay and multiply.
Starting your own worm composting system (also called vermicomposting) is simple and extremely effective. Simply follow a few instructions, add some healthy redworms and voilà…out of your compost bedding, soil and kitchen scraps comes two sources of garden gold: nutrient-rich worm castings and worm tea (like compost tea, except better).
See our Worm Composting Bins page for all of the details.
Was this page helpful? If so, please tell your friends about it with a Facebook like or via Twitter, Pinterest, email or good old fashioned word of mouth. Thank you for supporting our efforts!