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About Red Wiggler Supply

We started Red Wiggler Supply after having our own kitchen scrap worm composting system for ten years. As our interest grew, we started experimenting with indoor bins and built a larger yard waste worm composter. We ended up with a surplus of worms and decided to sell some locally through our business Balance Projects.  It was a success so we decided expand the number of beds so we could sell the worms and worm compost to the local market.

The system we use to raise the worms is environmentally friendly and we obtain feedstocks as part of recycling efforts by local businesses. Feed used in our worm composting operation primarily consists of vegetable scraps and coffee grounds from nearby businesses and recycled cardboard and newspaper.

Although we don’t produce worms for commercial sale at this time, our goal is to provide information on worm compost systems and red wiggler worms for people wanting to try worm composting at home.

If you’re just starting up a worm composing system we hope you’ll find this website useful.

Welcome to the Red Wiggler Supply

The Red Wiggler Supply is happy to help you out as you start your journey on composting. We highly recommend using the red wiggler to help you compost. They are efficient and effective aids in the process of composting.

You can start worm composting today to create a greener and cleaner planet for the next generation. Check out the rest of our site to find out great practical tips to begin.

About Composting

Compost is a great organic fertilizer to add to the soil to help your plants grow and thrive. You can get compost by breaking down food scraps, leftovers and other organic wastes into a compost bin.

Did you know 30% of our household waste is made up of these materials? Through composting, you can generally reduce the amount of household waste that goes into our landfills. You can also prevent the increase of methane in our atmosphere. Organic wastes are the source of this potent greenhouse gas which accelerates global warming.

The 3 basic ingredients of composting are:

  1. Green materials such as food scraps, vegetable wastes and fruit peels provide nitrogen.
  2. Brown materials such as branches, twigs, and dead leaves give off the carbon for compost.
  3. The right amount of water helps with the breakdown of the organic matter.

Having these three is needed for the composting process. You can also use redworms or manure worms to speed it up. If you are interested in composting, it’s easy to do! Just head to our starter’s guide on how to make your own compost bin. Learn more about vermiculture and related topics on composting here. 

Things You Can Compost

Before you start composting, check out this list of what to compost. You can compost the following items on this list:

  • Fruit peels
  • Food prep scraps
  • Pieces of vegetable
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Teabags
  • Nutshells
  • Yard scraps and grass clippings
  • Shredded paper with non-toxic ink (Some ink are bad for worms)
  • Cardboard
  • Houseplants
  • Hay
  • Dry and dead leaves
  • Sawdust
  • Wood chips
  • Dryer and vacuum cleaner lint
  • Hair and fur
  • Fireplace ashes

If it’s not included on this list, do not put it in your compost bin. Some materials are considered harmful to plants so make sure you do thorough research on what and what you cannot put in the compost bin.

Benefits of Composting

This is a shortlist of the benefits you can get when you start composting.

  1. It improves and enriches the soil with nutrients. By using compost, you are adding carbon and nitrogen that is good for plant growth. 
  2. You won’t need to use chemical fertilizers that are bad for the environment.
  3. Compost also helps retain moisture in the soil and prevent pests and any forms of plant disease.

Composting is fun and anyone can do it! The Red Wiggler Supply is your free online source on worm composting and vermiculture.