Worm Castings / Earthworm Castings / Vermicast / Vermiculture / Worm Fertilizer / Organic Fertilizer
These are genuine Wiggle Worm Castings, sold in the genuine
Wiggle Worm bag (as pictured). Make
sure you are getting what you pay for – beware of listings that use the
Wiggle Worm name but ship out in a generic ziploc bag.
Why the excitement over WORM CASTINGS? Research shows that compared to
the soil itself, worm castings are higher in bacteria and
organic matter, total and nitrate nitrogen, exchangeable calcium and
magnesium, available phosphorus and potassium, pH and percentage base
saturation and cation exchange capacity. In other words, worm
castings are a sterile, odorless means to condition your soil and an
organic and natural way to provide your plants with the nutrients they
need, when they need them. Scientists have shown that worm castings work
extremely well in promoting lush plant growth.
castings are manufactured by our neighbors at Unco Industries. We use
them in our own gardens and have seen firsthand the difference a high
quality, well-composted soil additive can make. Plants are healthier,
they produce more, and they seem to “glow”.
A little bit does a
lot. We add a soup can of castings with each plant that we pot, and
that is likely more than we really need to use.
Are you already
using an organic fertilizer? Bat guano, fish, seaweed, etc?
Excellent! Try adding several different types of organics, your plants
will thank you!
The Soil Builder Earthworm Castings are:
- Excellent for indoor or outdoor plants; houseplants, vegetables, flowers, and more!
- Naturally Organic & Odor Free. OMRI listed. No perfumes or scents added or chemically removed.
not Burn. At any concentration, even the most delicate seed or
bedding plant is safe. This means no fear or problems caused by
over-use or misuse.
- Improved soil structure & aeration.
Castings consist of thousands of durable cylindrically shaped pellets
that resist packing & keep soil loose. This allows oxygen to
permeate and remain in the root zone where it is vitally needed. The
drainage is also improved by this non-packed environment.
Microbial and Bacterial Activity. These free living nitrogen fixing
bacteria promote healthy “living” soil that provide an optimum growth
- Plant Growth Hormones: Castings contain “Auxins
and Cytokinins”, which are growth hormones for bigger and more fibrous
plant roots. Roots can easily grow fast, full and fibrous.
Availability of nutrients. The trace elements combined with its
structure and high microbial activity allow it to outperform what is
expected of a low analysis NPK fertilizer.
- An excellent source to make worm compost tea!
Earthworm castings contain rich proportions of water soluble
nutrients. This is a primary reason for being able to provide
incredible results. Wiggle Worm Soil Builder™ allows plants to quickly
and easily absorb all essential nutrients and trace elements. This is
possible because the earthworm grinds and uniformly mixes the nutrients
and trace elements in simple forms, so plants need only minimal effort
to obtain them. This is not the case with most other natural
fertilizers. Though they may have many nutrients and/or higher analyses,
the ability of plants to optimally use them is limited because they are
not broken down to the degree in which the earthworm is able to provide
Why Non-Chemical Fertilizers are Superior
fertilizers usually provide only available synthetic nutrients, much
of which are quickly lost into the soil with watering, as a plants’
root system can only absorb so much. Chemical fertilizers are most
often detrimental to soil microbiology, by-passing and often destroying
much of its beneficial microbial and bacterial activity. At the same
time, many of these synthetic nutrients are absorbed into your plants
and food. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides used in both farms and
gardens have become our country’s leading cause of water pollution.
earthworm castings are surely Mother Nature’s best kept growing
secret. The miracles of the earthworm are easily seen in the beautiful
growth and yields of your plants.
Seeing is believing!! Try
some today and join the fast growing ranks of Wiggle Worm Soil Builder™
believers. You’ll be very happy you did!!!
Why Wiggle Worm is the Best
manufacturer of Wiggle Worm, is the leader in earth-worm and casting
production in the country today. The system that they use is a result
of many years of research and experimentation. There are major
differences in the way they approach production versus many others in
Unco has developed a system that applies strong
manufacturing principles to ensure both quality and consistency. The
bedding and feed supplies have remained the same for over a decade. Due
to their production techniques and harvesting methods, they can
provide PURE earthworm castings with no impurities such as undigested
bedding materials, stones, straw, and worm eggs. Their multi-screening
process eliminates eggs without the need for heat or other
sterilization processes, which can kill beneficial bacteria and
Earthworm castings can provide performance above and
beyond that of conventional fertilization methods for all plants. At
the same time, it is completely safe to all plants, animals and people
in any concentration.
About Weights & Volumes
Some soil amendments are
sold by the pound and others are sold by volume (i.e. cubic feet or
quarts). This can make it tricky to know what you are getting.
levels, compaction, and other variables can vary, which affects the
density of the product. This makes it difficult to convert between
weight and volume as two different bags of product with the same volume
could have slightly different weights or vice-versa.
We sell by
weight so that it is easy to validate that you are getting what you pay
for. However if you need to estimate volume to figure out what you
need, one 15-pound bag contains roughly one-half (0.5) cubic foot of castings.
and Annual Flowers – Line bottom and sides of plant holes and seed
furrows with 1″-2″ of earthworm castings. Set seeds or plants in place
and cover with soil. Side dress during growing seasons at a rate of 1/2
cup per plant or 1 cup per linear foot of row once every 2 months.
– Work 1/2 cup Earthworm castings into the soil above their root zone
taking care not to damage shallow roots. Apply in spring, early summer
and early fall.
Potted Plants and Seeds/Seed Flats-New – Potting mix-use 1 part Earthworm castings to 3 parts soil.
Plants, Window Boxes or Hanging Baskets- Established – Add 1-2 inches
of Earthworm castings to top of soil. Mix in taking care not to damage
shallow roots – water – repeat every 2-3 months.
Shrubs and Berries – New or freshly transplanted – Mix 1 part Earthworm
castings to 3 parts soil. Surround newly dug hole with mixture. Spread
roots over a mound of the mix in the hole and cover.
Roses – Established – Mix 4 cups of earthworm castings into soil 2-3 inches below the surface for each plant.
Lawns – New – Apply 10 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. Work lightly into the topsoil. Mix in grass seed and water well.
Lawns – Established – Distribute as top dress 10 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.
Tea – Soak 1 part castings in 3 parts water for 12-24 hours. Stir well
and water as usual. Casting tea is excellent for fruiting, flowering
or difficult to access potted plants.
Compost Piles – Spread a thin layer of earthworm castings between each new layer of material to be composted.
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Lakes Bio Systems, Inc. is a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of natural
products including enzymes, bacteria, and trace minerals. Since 1992,
we’ve been helping people minimize the use of harmful chemicals and
instead harness the power of Mother Nature using natural, eco-friendly
We are always looking for innovative products
that help our customers enjoy a more natural, sustainable, and
chemical-free life. These earthworm castings are manufactured by our
neighbors at Unco Industries. With 36 years of experience with
vermiculture, they really know their stuff. Their facility is very
impressive & they are truly professionals – these are the finest
earthworm castings you will find – we are confident you will find them
as valuable as we do.
We keep product in-stock so we can ship quickly! All orders ship
from Sturtevant, WI (just outside of Milwaukee). Shipping hours are
Monday thru Friday 8AM-4PM CST; most orders received by 2PM will ship
the same day that payment is received. This listing is valid for ship-to addresses in the lower 48 contiguous states only.
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& we hope to have the privilege to work with you soon!