Happy Groundhog Day! I haven’t heard an official report yet, but somehow I suspect “Wiarton Willy” – the famous clairvoyant rodent up here in Ontario – won’t exactly be predicting spring any time soon!! We’ve got a crazy blizzard (with really cold weather) blowing through our region at the moment (and I’m sure many others can commiserate)!
Anyway, I thought it would be the PERFECT day to announce my itty bitty “Is It Spring Yet?” SALE!
In a nutshell…
1) For a limited time you can purchase 5 lb of Red Worms mixed with Euros (approx 60:40 ratio, according to my supplier) for the same price as 5 lb of Red Worms. You will find a new section just below the order buttons (for Reds and Euros).
2) I am also offering 10% off of pretty well everything I have for sale (unfortunately, the one exception is 10 lb Red Worm orders). I have a new shopping cart (nothing fancy, but it should help a bit) and it allows me to create coupons! So, be sure to use the coupon code “FEBRUARY” (no quotes) when you checkout. Again – this applies to all worm orders, aside from 10 lb of Reds, and all Worm Inn orders.
If you happened to be interested in the 5 lb Red/Euro mix, you can actually now get it for $89 and change (delivered) when you use the coupon code.
**UPDATE: The sale has ended and the FEBRUARY code is no longer valid. I am also no longer selling Euro/Red mix**
As mentioned, the last time I offered a Red Worm / Euro mix, while I don’t typically recommend mixing these species in a normal vermicomposting system (over time, Reds tend to outcompete the Euros), they can be great for various vermi-gardening systems (especially if you are using trenches & pits). I’ve continued to find Euros out in my beds ever since dumping some in my trenches a few years ago. They tend to prefer staying further down than the Reds, and just generally seem to be better adapted for a semi-soil type of environment.
My good friend Jeff, who raises Euros, has found them all over his property – even in zones where you wouldn’t normally expect to find composting worms (beneath the lawn etc)! I certainly wouldn’t ever suggest that people simply dump them in the soil and expect miracles, but if you provide them with a nice rich habitat you may find that they end up spreading to other areas on their own.
One other thing to mention about the new shopping cart, by the way. It sends out confirmation emails automatically, and I am still tweaking this system a bit – so if you see any weirdness in these emails you will know why.
For example, if you buy Reds and Euros at the same time (not to be confused with the mix discussed above) you will end up with a repeat of some of the information in the email you receive.
As always, if you have ANY questions, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line!