Composting Worms

*** IMPORTANT UPDATE: 2021 won’t be a normal season and I will only be filling pick-up orders (Waterloo Region pick-up location), on a very limited basis. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are trying to track down composting worms – and make sure to mention if you need them shipped (this plus location in subject line will help a lot). I will do my best to help! ***

Our primary composting worm product is called “Easy Worm Mix”. This mix is designed to be the ultimate starter culture for a new vermicomposting system (worm bins, backyard composters etc). It consists of a high quality habitat/food mix, loads of worms (“breeders” plus countless juveniles), along with high numbers of cocoons (which can each release an average of 3 new hatchlings).

The habitat material that comes in each bag will help to inoculate your system(s) with beneficial microbes and other helpful composting organisms, and just generally help to kickstart/accelerate the vermicomposting process. Since it’s material the worms have been living in, and are used to (unlike the typical sterile shipping materials such as peat moss) – it should also help them to settle in to their new environment much more quickly as well.

For more information (along with step by step instructions), please refer to the Easy Worm Mix guide before placing your order.

Easy Worm Mix – Summary of Key Benefits

  • Less expensive (than “pounds” or larger counts of worms).
  • Ships incredibly well (we’ve had boxes in transit for as much as a month and the worms were perfectly fine).
  • Worms settle into new home more easily.
  • Lots of cocoons -helping the population to grow very quickly
  • Comes with valuable vermicomposting ecosystem, and habitat material the worms thrive in.

Potential Limitations

  • MAY require a bit more patience – especially if you are stocking a larger system
  • Not ideal if you need a lot of larger worms right away (for fishing etc). The “breeders” are a good size, but it is recommended you keep them in the system so they can continue to produce cocoons (they can each release as many as 3 or more per week).

We recommend 1 bag of Easy Worm Mix for a typical home “worm bin”, 2 for larger systems (eg backyard composter).

If you would like to learn more and/or place an order, please follow the appropriate link (depending on where you are located) below:

Easy Worm Mix – Shipped Order Page
Easy Worm Mix – Pick-up Order Page
(Pick-up in Waterloo Ontario)

*** IMPORTANT: I am only accepting orders this (2020) season for local pick-up in Waterloo ON, and turn-around times of at least 1 week should be expected. Bags of Easy Worm Mix need to be pre-ordered and a very specific pick-up date/time scheduled. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions (or if you would like to be added to the shipping notification list, in case shipping resumes). ***