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Worm Feed & Grit

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Feed Your Worms The Best

Our 2 pounds of supplemental worm food and grit will provide you the same premium quality casting we produce ourselves. This formulated diet will consist of some the same natural soil amendment ingredients we use to build our living soils. Feed this to your worms in between the addition of food scraps to supplement their diet, producing the highest quality casting that you will feed to your plants which will then feed you.

How long does it take composting worms to make castings?

It will take around 2-3 months before you are able to harvest vermicompost for the first time. After that, you will be able to harvest a small amount every month or so depending on the size of your worm compost bin and your worm herd. Want vermicompost faster? Start with more composting worms!

How many worms should I put in my worm compost bin?

We recommend starting a home worm bin with 1 pound of composting worms. The worms will multiply (remember one of their 3 jobs is to make babies). So, the amount of worms you start with really depends on how productive you want your homemade worm bin to be right away and how much you are willing to spend.

Do worms have teeth?

Composting worms do not have teeth. Worms cannot take a bite out of food, they need to wait until the food begins to rot or breakdown so that it is soft and wet enough for them to suck off with their very small mouths. Instead of chewing their food with teeth, they grind their food in very small gizzards.

How much can worms eat?

Worms are voracious eaters. Depending on the conditions in the worm bin, they can eat between 1/4 and 1/2 of their weight everyday. So, if you have one pound of worms (roughly 1000 worms), you can expect them to eat 1/4 lb. to 1/2 pound each day under ideal conditions.

What are worm castings?

Composting with worms (also called vermicomposting) is usually done with 3 types of worms; Eisenia fetida (red wiggler), Eisenia hortensis (European nightcrawler), Perionyx excavatus (blues). Their specialized digestive systems convert food waste and other organic materials to a nutrient-rich compost called vermicast or worm castings. Worms thrive in an aerobic (with air) environments. They are able to process large amounts of food waste and rapidly reproduce in a confined space.

We sell 2 of the composting worms together, E. hortensis and Perionyx excavatus as they are able to occupy the same worm bed. In fact, they can make almost ideal companions since the former tends to live very close to the surface while the latter tends to prefer the increased moisture levels in the lower regions. This combination produces worm castings year round in our Florida climate.

Worm Feed & Grit

Worm Feed & Grit

Depending on what your worms are fed, will determine the quality of your castings. For example, if your worms are fed only one ingredient, let's say lettuce, they can only process the nutrients and minerals that are found in that lettuce. This is as opposed to when your worms are fed a complete, well-balanced diet.

Bottom line: What goes in, is what comes out.

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Feed Your Worms The Best

Our 2 pounds of supplemental worm food and grit will provide you the same premium quality casting we produce ourselves. This formulated diet will consist of some the same natural soil amendment ingredients we use to build our living soils. Feed this to your worms in between the addition of food scraps to supplement their diet, producing the highest quality casting that you will feed to your plants which will then feed you.

Common Questions

How long does it take composting worms to make castings?

It will take around 2-3 months before you are able to harvest vermicompost for the first time. After that, you will be able to harvest a small amount every month or so depending on the size of your worm compost bin and your worm herd. Want vermicompost faster? Start with more composting worms!

How many worms should I put my worm compost bin?

We recommend starting a home worm bin with 1 pound of composting worms. The worms will multiply (remember one of their 3 jobs is to make babies). So, the amount of worms you start with really depends on how productive you want your homemade worm bin to be right away and how much you are willing to spend.

Do worms have teeth?

Composting worms do not have teeth. Worms cannot take a bite out of food, they need to wait until the food begins to rot or breakdown so that it is soft and wet enough for them to suck off with their very small mouths. Instead of chewing their food with teeth, they grind their food in very small gizzards.

How much can worms eat?

Worms are voracious eaters. Depending on the conditions in the worm bin, they can eat between 1/4 and 1/2 of their weight everyday. So, if you have one pound of worms (roughly 1000 worms), you can expect them to eat 1/4 lb. to 1/2 pound each day under ideal conditions.

What are worm castings?

Composting with worms (also called vermicomposting) is usually done with 3 types of worms; Eisenia fetida (red wiggler), Eisenia hortensis (European nightcrawler), Perionyx excavatus (blues). Their specialized digestive systems convert food waste and other organic materials to a nutrient-rich compost called vermicast or worm castings. Worms thrive in an aerobic (with air) environments. They are able to process large amounts of food waste and rapidly reproduce in a confined space.

We sell 2 of the composting worms together, E. hortensis and Perionyx excavatus as they are able to occupy the same worm bed. In fact, they can make almost ideal companions since the former tends to live very close to the surface while the latter tends to prefer the increased moisture levels in the lower regions. This combination produces worm castings year round in our Florida climate.