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Southwest Gardening: Looking for some red wigglers

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Mesa, AZ

January 31, 2013
6:37 PM

Post #9404280

My oldest grandson has to do a science project and decided to do composting. He needs to buy 100 red wigglers, any suggestions where they might be purchased?
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2013
11:05 PM

Post #9404482

Try a sporting goods/tackle shop or WalMart.
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

February 1, 2013
4:21 AM

Post #9404550

I can *highly* recommend Adam Hamilton of Hamilton Organics:, 623-523-4528

If you want red wigglers, the local bait shops usually do not carry that type of worm as they are more of a garden/composting worm. Late last year I started vermicomposting and got the worms and the 'Worm Condo' from Adam. He's very helpful and a local small business person trying to make a successful business for himself and his family with his worms. And I have some awesome garden fertilizer happening in the back bedroom!

He also has some called Alabama your grandson would like these! Much larger and I guess they jump. He sells them to gardeners with clay soil because the jumpers, being larger, are good for breaking up the soil. Those worms are a bit more pricey than the red wigglers. Good luck.


Phoenix, AZ

February 1, 2013
11:28 AM

Post #9404952

Walmarts worms are scrawny and expensive! Very few in each container :(
Mesa, AZ

February 1, 2013
8:35 PM

Post #9405529

Thanks all!

Mary - I'll call Adam tomorrow. I have looked at Wally World and a couple bait shops, you are right, they don't seem to carry red wigglers.

Tempe, AZ
(Zone 9b)

February 15, 2013
2:12 PM

Post #9420139

Adam is out of jumpers and is rebuilding his supply. I'm too impatent so I ordered a small amount from TX. I've got a completely shaded North facing clay bed that I throw my pruning scraps into. A worm resort, so to speak.
Tempe, AZ
(Zone 9b)

March 21, 2014
1:16 PM

Post #9794775

I wanted to report that the wigglers are fantastic! The soil is light down at least one foot and they have spread about 2 feet in each direction. Highly recommended!
Gilbert, AZ

March 23, 2014
10:12 AM

Post #9796081

Fast workers those wigglers!

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