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Red Wiggler Worms

Red Wiggler Worms

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Item# 02-232
4.5 113

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Hungry Worms Turn Kitchen Waste into Compost

  • Red wigglers digest chopped kitchen waste, leaving rich castings behind
  • Starter population multiplies to a peak population of 8,000 in a few months
  • Includes how-to guide on worm composting

Convert food scraps into nutrient-packed compost with Red Wiggler Worms. They're fast, efficient and odorless! The best type of worm for worm composting.

Product Details

  • 2 pound package contains 1,300 to 1,900 worms in various stages of growth
  • Scientific name of the worms is Eisenia foetida
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Red Wiggler Worms
     
    4.6

    (based on 113 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (79)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Composts quickly (59)
    • Odor free (52)
    • Capacity (14)
    • Easy assembly (12)
    • Healthy (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kitchen scraps (78)
    • Fertilizer production (68)
    • Coffee grounds (58)
    • Ecological waste disposal (56)
    • Fruit rinds (35)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (64), Getting started (34), Master gardener (12)

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    5.0

    Good composers!

    By Dan

    from Arlington Hts, IL

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen Scraps

        Comments about Red Wiggler Worms:

        Good resistance to our current hot spell. (90s)

         
        5.0

        happy worms great compost

        By Claus

        from Maine

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Red Wiggler Worms:

        turned my big pile of scraps into beautiful black compost ready to be used in the garden!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        High-quality worms!

        By Lori

        from La Verne, CA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Composts Quickly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

        • Slow To Arrive

        Best Uses

        • Coffee Grounds
        • Fertilizer Production
        • Fruit Rinds
        • Kitchen Scraps

        Comments about Red Wiggler Worms:

        The worms arrived packaged incredibly well in a paper pulp mixture (by the way, these worms love pulped newspaper). There's quite a few of them in the 2-pound batch -- perfect for my worm bin. My biggest complaint is that it took about a month and a half for them to be shipped, so if you're in a rush to start vermicomposting, be forewarned that may happen.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great job guys!!

        By Nance

        from Central Virginia

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Composts Quickly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Coffee Grounds
          • Fertilizer Production
          • Fruit Rinds
          • Kitchen Scraps

          Comments about Red Wiggler Worms:

          In addition to the large scale, three bin composting I do, these little guys recycle and repurpose providing fine, rich castings. This lets me further reuse kitchen waste items allowing me to maintain my organic vegetable garden. Thanks little guys, I really appreciate the hard work you do for me!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hard Working Worms!

          By Suburban Gardener

          from Southeastern Coast of NC

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Capacity
          • Composts Quickly
          • Odor Free

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fertilizer Production
            • Kitchen Scraps
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about Red Wiggler Worms:

            My worms arrived a little late because of cold weather causing a late harvest. But when I introduced them to their Worm Factory, they were eager to get to work and haven't stopped since! They have already almost filled up the first tray in a little over a month. This is a fun project and a great learning opportunity for my little grandson.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Red Wiggler Worms

            By MMM

            from Kerrville, TX

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Red Wiggler Worms:

            Probably should have not placed in open garden. Even with feeding and protecting the worms, they all died after 2 weeks. Not sure what caused them to disappear. Just died, birds got them or they didn't like the kitchen scraps I fed them.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Worth the Wait

            By In the Berkshires

            from Northern Berkshire, Massachusetts

            About Me Master Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Coffee Grounds
                • Ecological Waste Disposal
                • Fertilizer Production
                • Kitchen Scraps

                Comments about Red Wiggler Worms:

                I ordered these worms early and expected a delay, but shipping took far longer than expected. Even when I was eventually told the worms were not available yet, they still showed in stock on the website. By the time they arrived, I could have obtained them elsewhere. That said, the worms arrived in good condition and when added to the worm bin went right to work. They've adapted well: there is an abundance of wiggling worms when I turn the coir bedding in the bin to add more veggie scraps. I highly recommend worm composting. It's a great way to dispose of kitchen scraps when the outdoor compost pile may not be accessible in winter and provides an easy home made organic fertilizer for potted plants.

                 
                5.0

                Very satisfied!

                By Laura, Nature Girl

                from Houma, LA

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Composts Quickly
                • Healthy
                • Odor Free

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Coffee Grounds
                  • Ecological Waste Disposal
                  • Fertilizer Production
                  • Kitchen Scraps

                  Comments about Red Wiggler Worms:

                  The worms weren't able to be harvested to ship until almost 2 months later than the initial intended date. It was very hard to wait, however, it's no fault of the seller that the cold weather lasted later into the year.

                  I missed the calls from the seller so the worms arrived and sat on the doorstep a while without me knowing it, but that was my own fault. Regardless, the worms were quite lively and ready to work on composting!

                  I later realized a voice mail had been sent by the seller, who was very kind and apologized for the wait. I had also, previously contacted the website through e-mail (for an earlier update) and received a timely and very polite response.

                  Despite the unexpected wait time, and myself managing to miss every call. lol! ...I am VERY happy and satisfied with my order of red worms!

                  The quick response of customer service and the seller was well appreciated and shows the respect and concern they have for their customer's satisfaction.

                  I would DEFINITELY recommend buying from Gardener's Supply! Couldn't be happier!

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  So far so good!

                  By gabitrap

                  from Alexandria, VA

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Capacity
                  • Easy Assembly
                  • Odor Free

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Coffee Grounds
                    • Ecological Waste Disposal
                    • Fertilizer Production
                    • Kitchen Scraps

                    Comments about Red Wiggler Worms:

                    The only down side was that the worms arrived before the worm bin did, but with some help from someone from customer service, we kept the worms happy and about a month into it, they seem to be doing great! We love our worms!

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Would buy these worms again

                    By heather

                    from brooklyn, ny

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Capacity
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Coffee Grounds
                      • Ecological Waste Disposal
                      • Fertilizer Production
                      • Fruit Rinds
                      • Kitchen Scraps
                      • Leaves & Brush

                      Comments about Red Wiggler Worms:

                      The item was in stock, but didn't ship immediately. When I inquired, customer service told me that the seller likes to send them when the worms are ready or whatever reason. I wasn't thrilled, but fine. When I did finally receive the worms, I was very happy with them - there was a lot, 2 lbs, and they were healthy and wriggly and great. They've taken to the worm composter much much much better than the first batch of worms that I purchased from another site. So yeah, if I need worms again, this is where I'm going.

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