British Columbia: Looking for red wrigglers

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by SleeplessInSurrey, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. SleeplessInSurrey

    SleeplessInSurrey Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Surrey
    Hey all, I'm new to the forum, and I'm wondering if anyone knows of someone who might want to sell me a few red wriggler worms. I'm not looking for terribly much, just enough to get myself going, and I want to try them first. Anyone local to say, Surrey?

    Thanks!
     
  2. vitog

    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,681
    Likes Received:
    218
    Location:
    Burnaby, Canada
    If you have a compost pile on the ground red wrigglers will probably appear without any help. At least that was my experience in Burnaby.
     
  3. SleeplessInSurrey

    SleeplessInSurrey Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Surrey
    hmmm, im on a lot without a compost pile, maybe i'll have a look around the garden beds. I just finished making the soil/shredded paper bedding, so I have some time while the bedding develops bacterial culture.

    I also mixed some of the dead/dying plant with the bedding mix, then they'll have something to eat when they get put in.
     
  4. Just Curious

    Just Curious Active Member

    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Westminster BC
    Craigslist - Farm/Garden
    Advertised there about once a week. Usually about $10 per pound.
     
  5. Susan Jensen

    Susan Jensen Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Surrey
    If you still need a red wriggler worm source in Surrey, I have some. The pricing above I think is out of date -- on Craigslist they're $40 per pound. (Search red "wiggler" or "wriggler". )

    I think that more people will be trying worm composting with the changes in the city's organic garbage pickup rules that started in October 2012. My website is here:
    http://surreycompostingworms.wordpress.com/
     
  6. WesternWilson

    WesternWilson Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Tsawwassen, BC, Canada
    You will find them in any compost pile...they do not like garden conditions so you will not likely see them anywhere else. If you know someone with a compost bin, get out a hand spade and go looking! Although it is getting a bit cold now for that.

    FWIW, unless you are an apartment dweller or for some reason have no yard access at all, just set up a compost bin or two. The worms bins take management that is unnecessary if you can set up a compost pile outside, which is essentially a worm bin that manages itself.
     

Share This Page