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Red Worms, Worms, Worm Composting, Composters & VermiCulture

 What are the best ways to add compost from vermicomposting to your garden? Vermicomposting is composting with worms. “Vermis” is Latin for worm. Composting can be done without worms, but worms accelerate and enrich the process. They generate rich, dark brown humus. This “black gold” is a super-food for plants that enhances soil porosity and nutrient content. Humus helps produce strong, healthy vegetation in abundance. At Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm, we recommend our Red Wiggler worms for vermicomposting.


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 When you have a vermicomposting system, you periodically need to harvest your worm castings. This nutrient-rich “black gold” is the perfect fertilizer for your plants. Harvesting also helps keep the worms healthy. You will know it is time to harvest when most of your worm bedding has been turned into a rich, dark, soil-like substance of vermicompost and castings.


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Did you know that worms help increase the value of your soil?  Yup, it's true.  Not all soils are created equal.  Most of the soil that you buy at your common stores or farms is lower quality.  With worms, they will increase the value and nutrient in your soil exponentially.


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 I get asked all the time "What worm kit is best for me"?  Today I'm going to help you hopefully answer that questions for yourself?  We sell three different kinds of worm kits.  Enjoy!


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 Yes, we're worm guys but after working hard and caring for your vegetable garden all spring and summer, you’ve got to figure out a way to keep your veggies fresh until you can consume or store all of them! All vegetables have different preferences when it comes to storage and maintaining freshness. Some prefer to be refrigerated and others prefer to not. Here are some tips for all those different veggies.


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 As it comes time to start readying our gardens for spring, it is also a perfect time to decide what vegetables will grow the best in your particular environment and climate. Different types of vegetables will grow easier and faster depending on your environment.


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 Here is a recipe that you can use with almost all home grown vegetables! It is a healthy alternative to many other casseroles, and can be enjoyed by all!


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The phrase “worm farming” may come across as a larger undertaking than it actually is. The benefits of worm farming outweigh the perceived inconveniences or difficulties enormously. Worms are may be slimy and wiggly, but they are hugely beneficial to our environment. They naturally till, aerate and and fertilize the earth.


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It's the new year, which means in a couple months it'll be time to plant your garden. If you were to ask any established backyard gardener about the best reason to grow a garden, you are most definitely going to get the same answer four out of five times:  Sweet corn.  Corn can take up a lot of space in a garden, but it is without a doubt, one of the best things you can grow.  When it is freshly picked, it is amazing.  


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It's the time of the season to start getting healthy. The holidays are now over, we've all eaten more than we should have. Time to stay healthy!


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