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Encapsulated Earthworm Cocoons

Increase the quality of your soil

Encapsulated Earthworm Cocoons

Increase the quality of your soil

  • Improve soil structure and add nutrients to the garden
  • Help bring nutrients to plant roots
  • Improve aeration
  • Worms arrive within a protective cocoon
  • Plant directly into the garden or compost pile, or hatch indoors
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Product Description
Encapsulated Earthworm Cocoons from Gardens Alive!® are convenient and easy to add to your garden soil. Plant them in garden soil just as you'd plant ordinary seeds, or choose to hatch them indoors and transplant to the garden later. Each cocoon contains 1-10 eggs, depending on the species, and each egg will produce one earthworm. Great for gardens and compost piles, earthworms are cold-hardy and easy to establish. They're the greatest living natural soil boosters for a number of reasons:

  • their castings boost nitrogen in the soil.
  • they move deep-soil nutrients closer to roots
  • their tunnels loosen soil, improving aeration
  • their activities help soil particles bond, balancing moisture retention and drainage
  • Earthworms perform this same magic in compost, speeding the development of nutrient-dense, moisture-dispersing humus.
  • The earthworms are fully grown in 2-3 months. This makes a fun project for kids and adults!
Product Details
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Size: Package Of 50
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:


Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers Potatoes
1A-4A 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 4/12/21 - 5/28/21 5/24/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 6/11/21
4B 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 4/12/21 - 5/28/21 5/24/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 6/11/21
5A 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 5/28/21 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 6/11/21
5B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 5/28/21 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 6/11/21
6A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 6/11/21
6B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21
7A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/28/21 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/25/21 - 6/11/21
7B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/28/21 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 6/11/21
8A 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/18/21 - 6/11/21
8B 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 6/11/21
9A & B 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 1/18/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/11/21
10A & B 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 1/18/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/11/21
Last Order Date 5/31/2021 5/24/2021 5/31/2021 6/7/2021

Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
1A-4A 5/7/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 5/7/21 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
4B 5/7/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 5/7/21 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
5A 5/7/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 5/7/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
5B 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 5/7/21 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
6A 4/29/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/7/21 3/15/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
6B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/7/21 3/1/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
7A 4/15/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/7/21 2/25/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
7B 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 5/7/21 2/22/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
8A 4/5/21 - 6/4/21 1/25/21 - 5/7/21 2/18/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
8B 4/5/21 - 6/4/21 1/25/21 - 5/7/21 2/15/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
9A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 1/4/21 - 5/7/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
10A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 1/4/21 - 5/7/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
Last Order Date 5/31/2021 5/3/2021 1A-7B: 5/31/2021
8A-10B: 5/10/2021
1A-7B: 5/31/2021
8A-10B: 5/24/2021



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

Shipping Note:

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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