Uncle Jims Worm Farm
Since being established in 1975 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Uncle Jim?s Worm Farm has experimented with an array of worm species. However, the one the farm recommends most is Eisenia foetida, or red wigglers. This is due to the fact that red wigglers are adaptable, easy to breed, and create a large amount of compost from manure and rotting vegetation. Red wigglers are essential to creating and maintaining healthy, nutrient-rich soil. This is due to the symbiotic relationship the worm has with the soil. The worms create tunnels close to the surface of the soil which allows water and nutrients to reach plant?s root systems while loosening the soil and aerating it. These tunnels are created as the worm eats and excretes worm castings. These byproducts are incredibly rich in nitrogen, phosphates, and potash, adding even more nutrients to the soil. A red wiggler can produce its weight in worm castings every day, giving plants continuous access to this valuable fertilizer. In addition to the actual worms, Uncle Jim?s Worm Farm supplies customers with all the preliminary equipment needed to care for the worms and produce compost. Upon purchase, customers receive a durable container in which to raise red wigglers, worm meal to keep the worm container clean and odorless, and special worm bedding. The farm also supplies complete instructions on feeding, watering, and raising the healthiest worms possible. Uncle Jim?s Worm Farm remains committed to the education of its customers and even offers the Uncle Jim?s University School of Composting and Vermiculture course. The course includes 2,000 worms, two books focused on worm farming, and a 50-question exam to test one?s knowledge.
Uncle Jims Worm Farm Spring Grove PA