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Encapsulated Compost Worms

Let these worms turn your trash into treasure

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Encapsulated Compost Worms

Let these worms turn your trash into treasure

  • Ideal for use with our Worm Composting System
  • Easily turn kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost
  • Reduce pathogens in waste materials
  • Add cocoons directly to compost piles or hatch indoors
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50 cocoons
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Product Description

Encapsulated Compost Worms (red worms) are ideal for use with our Worm Composting System or as an addition to outdoor composting systems or open compost piles. Their presence is key to forming rich, organic matter in compost! Bacteria inside red worms break down plant fibers, turning the material they leave behind into a fertile amendment for plants. Worms process their own weight in waste every day and can tolerate high moisture levels. Studies show that pathogens are reduced in waste materials when worms are present. Worms arrive within a protective cocoon. Encapsulated cocoons can be added directly to compost piles or hatched indoors and transplanted to a compost system later. Eggs hatch in 32-73 days (depending on temperature and humidity) and mature in about 10 weeks. Increase reproduction by adding crushed eggshells to your compost. Hatching red worms is a great project for kids and adults both! (Please note that softened water should never be used for soaking the cocoons—the salt will kill the worms.)

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Encapsulated Compost Worms
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Size: 50 Cocoons
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


2021 Fall Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers Vegetable Plants
& Starts
1A-4A 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
4B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
5A 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
5B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
6A 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
6B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
7A 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
7B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
8A & B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
9A & B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
10A & B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021
All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021
All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021
All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021

2021 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
1A 5/10/21 - 10/29/21 5/10/21 - 10/29/21
1B - 2A 5/10/21 - 10/29/21 5/10/21 - 10/29/21
2B - 3B 4/26/21 - 10/29/21 4/26/21 - 10/29/21
4A - 6A 4/12/21 - 10/29/21 4/12/21 - 10/29/21
6B - 7A 4/5/21 - 10/29/21 4/5/21 - 10/29/21
7B - 8B 3/8/21 - 10/29/21 3/8/21 - 10/29/21
9A - 10B 2/22/21 -10/29/21 2/22/21 -10/29/21
Last Order Date 10/25/2021 10/25/2021

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The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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