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Happy New Year And Win A $25 Worm Dude Gift Certificate!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Happy 2016 everyone!  To kick off the new year, I’m going to start blogging again!

To create excitement, I’m going to start offering some giveaways.

The first giveaway is for a $25 Gift Certificate to anything on my website.

All you need to do is answer the following question.

My (The Worm Dude’s) worms are the luckiest worms in the world because?

*The contest is good for a week, or until someone wins.  Limit 1 email entry per day.  Simply email your answer via the contact us page saying, The Worm Dude’s worms are the luckiest in the world because………

Swings and Misses….

….Angie wrote, “The Worm Dude’s worms are the luckiest in the world because they get to travel for free”

What a cool way to hang your Worm Inn!

Monday, December 21st, 2015

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I’m always looking for cool and functional ways to hang my Worm Inns.  Andrew (Thanks Andrew!) sent in this picture of his Worm Inn MEGA.   I have to say that this is one of the absolute best ideas I’ve ever seen.

Hope it’s bolted in well.  These MEGA’s can weigh 200 pounds when full.

If you have a creative stand for your MEGA send it in, I’d love to post it.

 

NOW is the time to BUY Alabama Jumpers

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Alabama Jumper sales have gone through the roof.   Word of mouth has taken these worms from obscurity, to becoming the Superstars of the worm world.  If you have considered adding Alabama Jumpers to your garden, NOW IS THE TIME.

Why buy now?

  1. Huge capacity.  Need 20,000 Jumpers, we’ve got them.
  2. PERFECT shipping conditions around the entire US.
  3. Fall leaves available everywhere (Their favorite food).

Every spring, we get backed up on Jumper orders, but the reality is, the fall is the best time to get your Jumpers into the ground.  This way,  they can start breaking down your leaves and make wonderful friable soil for you when you plant in the spring.  Once spring arrives, it’s really too late to accomplish much (Until the next spring).

Purchase your Jumpers now, or be sorry (and very, very patient) in the spring.

 

Want to Grow Giant Fruits and Veggies?

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

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Want to grow giant fruits and veggies that not only look great, but taste great also?

Check out this giant Meyer Lemon, grown on a 3 foot tall tree that produced over 50 lemons this year!  The only problem was, I was constantly worried that the tree was going to break due to the weight of the fruit!

 

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Here is a comparison between my green onions, and a store bought green onion.

Three words:

Worm Castings

Biochar

 

 

Vermicompost+BIOchar =LOTS of Fruit Coming!

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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Do your fruit trees look like this? They should! I’m going to need to thin this pomegranate tree soon, or else I will risk branch’s breaking due to the weight of the fruit that will soon set. No synthetic fertilizer here….just Vermicompost and BIOchar. That’s it.

Worm Inn Q and A with customer, Ruth D.

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

I bought my worm bin in 2010 and I love it!  I thought I saw you advertise a rolling

stand for the worm bag. Do you make one?

Also how often should I be emptying the regular size bag worm bin? Should I ever

take any of the worms out?

Squirming to know,

Ruth D.

 

Hi Ruth,

2010…. that is awesome. Sorry, no rolling stand. I was working on a wooden

stand, but could never get them manufactured anywhere near the price point

I was looking for.

I usually empty my Inn 2-3x a year. When it is really full and really heavy, I empty it. 🙂

Some worms fall out with the castings, but I put a piece of rotting fruit in the material and

In a day or two, the worms are hanging to that fruit. Then I just throw them back into my bag.

No need to ever take the worms out.

Thanks,

Jerry

 

 

 

The Worm Inn – Indoors

Friday, March 6th, 2015

 

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If you’ve ever wondered, Can I keep a Worm Inn indoors, the answer is absolutely, “YES”!

My friend Anthony sent this pic of a setup at the University of Toronto (Procurement Services lunch room).  What a great idea for an out of the way setup.  Instead of a tall Inn with a bucket underneath, they’ve simply built a short frame, and put a flower pot saucer underneath.

Anthony’s goal is to get this setup in other departments throughout the University!

Nice job Anthony!  Thanks for the pic!

SERIOUS Vermicomposting!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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I’ve had a pumpkin sitting around since October.  Today’s as good as any day to feed it to the worms.  Plopped it into my Worm Inn (Just a regular, not a MEGA) and as it breaks down, the worms will chew it up.  No need to chop, blend, or anything.  Just covered with newspaper.

 

What’s Better Than Worm Castings?

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Great Customers!

11Last week I received an order for several boxes of worm castings from a frequent customer, Shelli from San Luis Obispo.

I wrote back to Shelli thanking her, and telling her when her worm castings would be shipped.  Shelli wrote back with some great photo’s of her garden.  According to Shelli, I (The castings), help her grow almost everything.

These were special castings though.  Shelli’s hubby purchased them for her.  They even have a special name for the castings, “Garden Chocolate”.  How cute is that!

When I educate people about the value of worm castings, I always tell them that you can apply castings around even the most tender of plants such as an orchid or a fern.  Because castings are low nitrogen, you need not worry about burning your plants roots.  Obviously, Shelli’s Orchids and Camellias are doing fantastic.

Thanks to Shelli and her hubby for the great pics!

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NEXT GEN BREEDER BLEND African Nightcrawler Cocoon Mix

Monday, January 19th, 2015

next gen breeder blend

Try counting all the cute little baby African Nightcrawlers

6 Weeks

70 Degrees

Cornmeal and ground oatmeal fed