Worm Farming

When I first moved here,
To this part of the state every house, like 20 Years ago
Every house in every neighborhood Had a little, small garden plot
Everybody had a few tomatoes Grew some squash and stuff
And then over the years, you notice all those backyards garden disappeared
well now, everybody is tilling land and planting again, and they’ve got this new
awareness Early Bird started out as Early Bird worm
farms We’ve kinda grown into just farms now
Because we do a lot more than the worms But primarily our business is generating
Worm castings and worms for the composting and the fishing industry
I started the farm with an idea I got a plywood box and 4,400 worms
That I had bought on the internet And I figured if I could do something different
Than what I was already doing, I could spend more time at home
Worms are probably the most beneficial thing that plants can have around them
unlike man made fertilizers which can burn or take a long time for the plant
to uptake the worms actually aerate the soil allowing
moisture to the roots and oxygen to the roots and their waste, vermicastings, is the richest,
most organic fertilizer known to man it’s exactly what God intended your plants
to eat so, it’s a very prized substance and it causes
growth rates of say three times the normal growth rate on a plant without worm castings
and the yields usually produces about twice the yield
so, the worms are very beneficial for the plants
and very necessary Fisherman, they like the big worms and
people that are looking to start home composters add worms to their garden soil, they’re preferring
the smaller composting type worms so, really it’s two different markets
you have people buying them to fish and you have people buying them for gardening
soil One good thing about everything that we do
here is it’s local, and local food, local products,
it’s not a myth, and it’s gonna have to be more
and more with the price of fossil fuels going up
and the big, huge carbon footprints that just a single tomato brings to your table,
local food is gonna become so important we’re on the verge of I believe, either find
it local or find it from a foreign country
less and less can you find that’s made in America
now it’s less and less can you find that’s actually grown in America
People need to start seeking out all of their little local venues, you know
support a local restaurant, support a local restaurant that supports a local farmer
there’s a lot of things people can do to keep things local
Public awareness on local farms and more back to basics type stuff is
really peaking here, especially here in the Upstate because we’ve got some
unique things to see.

40 thoughts on “Worm Farming

  1. Actually the microorganisms in the worms excrement are the key to vital plant growth the actual nutritional value of the excrement is overly stated. Nice video and it's wonderful to see what you are doing for the ecology.

  2. Five star. Love your video.

    We also use plastic 55 gallon barrels but with a PVC pipe drain to catch the "TEA". youtube.com/watch?v=HaqLBFxRNv­s

  3. Paul, great info. My grandson is 12 and is interested in a small business. Virmaculture is what he is interested in. Can you give him a few tips on starting the worm business.

  4. I'd like to start raising Red Worms and Crawlers for my fishing needs and that of my friends, and I suppose for some gardening indoors. Can you suggest a place where I could purchase a good breed of both worms to start?

  5. It looks like corn meal but I would recommend looking up "what you can and can't compost" on a search engine. There's a ton of your household kitchen scraps that can be fed to worms such as used paper towels, tea bags, coffee grounds, old/leftover vegetables and fruit, etc. that would go into the trash anyways. If you want to have a better effect on the environment, don't use or just use corn meal. Humans do better eating a variety of things, same thing goes for your worms. Best of luck!

  6. Red wigglers are best used for composting. For fishing I'm not sure, but just use google or something to search for it. All of the information you would like to find can be found on the internet.

  7. @docwilkey Here's the Step-by-step instructions to build a low cost, highly productive worm farm or wormery to supply your garden with a year round supply of worm compost…
    Go here ==> wormfarmingsecretstv.blogspot.com

  8. I live in deep southern Indiana, near Louisville KY and ordered 2 pounds of red wigglers over a year ago to do home composting. A week ago I added the castings and worms into my raised beds and then I heard from other red wiggler YouTube people that they can't survive in the outdoors, is that true? I noticed you did mention "add worms to garden soil" ?? I just want to make sure I don't lose them after all the population increase.

  9. I pulled it up on my phone and the additional information was not displayed. I knew it was in SC just wanted to narrow it down. Thanks

  10. Why feed worm to the sheep and goat. Sheep and goat are herbivores. ruminants stomachs don't like meat,worms can't be poop and get sick

  11. I'm curious about the worm castings harvester. Does the turning one manage to separate the cocoons from the castings?

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  13. i dont know why people are so set on the little res worms for being called compost worms . both kinds eat eat dead leafs and and grass and whatnot the only difference is the other ones are bigger . oh well . ill try my compost with my family's garden worms first . if that fails ill try that red worm . still interesting thing to try .

  14. Just moved into this business,,so stoked to be moving in a direction that not only grows awesome plants, but is environmentally sustainable.
    Moving with the local food movement!
    All the best from Australia
    Marty Ware

  15. I have a worm farm in Britain but I struggle to find customers? I have an odd few people that come for fishing worms and I sell a few bits of compost 2 people locally but I've been doing it for nearly 2 years now and it just won't take off? I also use the compost to grow my own food and it's real Black Gold but it's getting other people to appreciate the value of it

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