Worm Castings – Waterloo Region

June 27, 2011

As mentioned on the homepage, we now have worm castings (aka “vermicompost”) available for sale in 11 litre quanties. For the time being, these bags are for pick-up orders only (so ideally suited for those living in the region) – but we are getting things rolling with some TRULY “crazy” pricing! (shop around for castings and you’ll see what we mean).

$5/11 litre bag (HST inc)

Some may be wondering what exactly “worm castings” are. Technically speaking, the castings themselves are literally the poop pellets (for lack of a better term – haha) created by earthworms – in this case “Red Wiggler” composting worms. In some ways the term “vermicompost” is more appropriate, however, since it’s next to impossible to create a material that is 100% pure worm castings (some material simply will not have passed through the digestive system of a worm).

Worm castings, and vermicomposts in general, have been found to have unique beneficial properties not found in most “normal” composts (ie those not produced via vermicomposting). While they are certainly a valuable natural “fertilizer”, academic research has demonstrated that there is something beyond the N-P-K fertilizer value of this material that can stimulate additional growth in plants – even when plants have been provided with all the nutrients they need in the form of a typical inorganic fertilizer.

This is a “living” material, absolutely loaded with beneficial microorganisms which can help plants to obtain nutrients and fend off attack from pathogens. As such, we recommend that you store your unused castings someplace protected from temperature extremes (a garage or basement could be a good location).

To learn more about worm castings be sure to check out the new Worm Castings Page.

If you have any questions or want to arrange a pick-up, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line!


4 Responses to “Worm Castings – Waterloo Region”

  1. Dirt on February 5th, 2012 12:25 am

    Confused. where do I buy castings? I am much in need as I do not yet know how nice my soil is yet and im sure this product will go a long ways to helping…

  2. Bentley on February 7th, 2012 2:36 am

    Hi Dirt,
    I don’t have castings ready for customers at this time. Hopefully by early spring. Will certainly post announcements on the blog.
    Thanks for your interest.


  3. Frank Gallello on April 1st, 2012 1:12 pm

    I live in Markham Ont. and just learning about worm castings and the benfit it would give to my flowers and vegetables. I am.
    interested in how or were I can purchace some.

    Thank you

  4. Bentley on April 1st, 2012 7:39 pm

    Hi Frank – not sure where you can pick them up in your neck of the woods. We should have them available by sometime this week – but we are in Elmira (so likely an hour and a half drive)

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