Why Compost?

April 15, 2014

Why Compost?

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•Reduce waste. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 23 percent of municipal solid waste collected (and put into landfills) is made up of organic yard waste and food residuals.

•Benefit the environment. When you use all-natural compost to amend and build the soil, it affects everything in the surrounding area from water purity to plant vitality.
•Save money. The more you compost, the less you’ll invest in fertilizers, amendments, and pest and disease control because finished compost is full of macro- and micro-nutrients as well as beneficial microorganisms. It can even have an antibiotic effect on plants and improve their general resistance to environmental stresses, pest infestations, and disease. Likewise, the more you compost, the less you’ll have to spend on trash collection.
 

 

Plant Giveaway 2014!

April 11, 2014

Celebrate the arrival of spring with us! Visit our store on April 19, for our Spring Plant Giveaway.* Call your local Worm’s Way to see what will be available are your local Worm’s Way. Tomatoes, herbs, flowers and more are being given away for free while supplies lasts at all 6 of our retail locations!

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A Special Note from Richard Florey, Director of Consumer Sales

April 10, 2014

To All Valued Worm’s Way Customers –

By now, you have probably heard about the “Heartbleed virus” that is sadly plaguing some major online sites. I am extremely happy to report that this virus did not, and will not, affect wormsay.com whatsoever.

Our company, and its technology counterparts, actually utilize Windows® servers and do not use open SSL encryption that the “Heart Bleed virus” exploits.

 Your confidence and security are of the utmost importance to us.

 Happy gardening!

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Richard Florey

Director of Consumer Operations

Worm’s Way Inc.

What Can I Compost?

April 3, 2014

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It is Composting Month here at Worm’s Way! Follow #CompostingMonth on all our social media for Composting tips, deals, and more!

The most productive compost piles are made up of brown, carbon-rich materials and green, nitrogen-rich materials at or close to a 25:1 ratio. Examples of these types of resources include:

Brown
- Dry grass and leaves
- Dead brush and twigs, chopped
- Sawdust
- Shredded newspaper
- Straw

Green
- Fresh grass clippings and garden trimmings (weeds that haven’t gone to seed, twigs and branches, etc)
- Food scraps (primarily from organic fruit an vegetable sources)
- Manure (chicken, horse, rabbit, or cow)
- Egg shells

- Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags

In addition to these materials, a dash of healthy soil which contains live microbes is also recommended. Adequate moisture is also critical; your pile should be about as damp as a wrung-out sponge, and to speed the rate of decomposition, chop or shred material to increase its surface area.

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March Staff Picks!

April 1, 2014

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General Organics Bio Thrive Nutrient Line

GO_Thrive“My Favorite product has to be the General Organics BioThrive Nutrient Line.  The Vegan plant foods, BioThrive Grow and Bloom, are great building blocks for creating a harmonious environment and incredible root structure. Containing natural plant extracts, sea kelp, and mined minerals, this is the perfect choice for Organic gardening. It is versatile in that it can be used with soil/soilless mixes and coco blends. General Organics is committed to sustainable practices which helps make this an easy choice!”

-Corki | Store Manager – Missouri Retail                                                           

GrowstonesGRO312

“My spotlight product would have to be Growstones. Growstones are a great source of silica, which offers strength to the stalk and stem. It keeps plants from wilting and toughens and widens the leaves so that they may capture more light and photosynthesize more efficiently.  Did I mention bug resistance? Anyone who gardens indoors knows the value of those words: no fungus gnats! 100% recycled glass, no overwatering, and reusable. What else is there to say? It’s my favorite!”

-Scott | Team Supervisor – Missouri Retail

RS333qGeneral Hydroponics Rapid Start

“General Hydroponics makes many quality products, but no matter what nutrient system you use… Rapid Start will improve your results! Once roots have appeared and you apply Rapid Start, you will see you roots double in size DAILY! The more fine roots you have, the more nutrients a plant can slurp up! That benefits your plant at all stages!! And at only a teaspoon per 5 gallons it’s a great deal. Better roots, better plants!! Period!”

-Ben | Advanced Sales Associate- Missouri Retail

Smart PotsSP375q

“A favorite product of mine has got to be Smart Pots. The smart pot fabric air prunes the roots creating more feeder roots. More feeder roots allow the plants to absorb more nutrients faster. Bigger, better and faster growing plants makes for happier gardening. I can always find a perfect unit for any application from the many shapes, sizes and options.”

-Mary | Advanced Sales Associate- Missouri Retail

SSSP355qSuper Starter Plugs

Super Starter Plugs are a versatile medium, you can use for both seed and cutting propagation. These plugs also transfer effortlessly to either soil or hydroponic applications. I find controlling the moisture content much easier in the Sunleaves Super Starter Plugs, than in some other media. Plus, the plugs are pH-balanced right out of the bag. Propagation with consistent results – I like that.”

Steve | Advanced Sales Associate- Missouri Retail

 

Cyco Recovery KitCRK433

“The Cyco Recovery Kit has everything you need to help stressed or deficient plants. It includes Dr. Repair which is perfect for a plant that might need some added Iron.  B1 Boost has the B1 vitamin your plants need to deal with stress along with a shot of potassium to help with plant health.  Cyco Zyme is the best enzyme on the market, more active with a longer shelf life it helps break down organic matter making it easier for the plant to absorb.”

-Tom | Advanced Sales Associate- Missouri Retail