* Do you ship year around and if I order worms how long will it take to receive them? Yes, we are open year around; since 1974. It takes approximately 1week from when we recieve your order & days depending on where you are located. We ship via USPS,priority mail. Shipments may take longer due to holidays or extreme weather.Call for international status and rates.
* Can I come pick up my order? Yes, please call ahead first (508)759-5664. We do not keep our worms pre-boxedand we are one a first come first serve basis which includes mail orders.* Do you have tours of your farm?
No. We are a working farm and unable to do so.
* After I receive my worms what should I do?
All orders come with complete instructions. Read all the instructions. If you have further questions don't hesitate to call or write.
* How many worms should I add to my lawn/garden or composter?
8-12 worms per square foot ahould be applied to you lawn/garden or 2 lbs in spring and fall per 1/4 acre for 5 years. For composting use 1lb per adult (anyone age 15-80)
* Can I compost in a plastic bin? Yes. Although it is not suggested. We suggest wood because wood breaths and your worms and composting contents are less likely to over heat. Maggie's bottom line; "it is the way you care for your worms more than the container itself." Please visit our site for composting tips.
* What type of bedding should I use for worms? 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 manure, 1/3 leaf mold or 1/2 leaf mold & 1/2 peat moss.Bedding should be at least 8 inches deep.We also offer Maggie Pipkins* Homemade Bedding available for purchase.
* Will worms work on clay soil or tough turf ?
Yes. First, we have shipped from Arizona to Alaska to Africa. Worms will till any type of land.If you like, before you receive your worms add wet peat moss and rootertill the area you would like the worms to start tilling. If you are worried about the hard-pan of your clay till it with a fork, do not dig the worms in, add worms and they will take care of the rest.
* When is the best time to add worms to my lawn and garden? Add worms any time as long as it is before the first winter frost or after the last spring frost. Either add 2lbs in Spring&fall for every 1/4 acre for 5 years or 8-12 worms per square foot.
* Do I have to dig my worms into the ground? No! Please don't. Worms are light sensitive so they will go into the ground on their own.Mother Nature built worms to tunnel, aerate and deposit nutrients. Let them do what is natural.
* I have white squiggly things in my composter are they nematodes? NO! They are baby worms. Worms take about 2-7 days before they achieve a reddish hue and about 8 weeks to reach their adult maturity
* What should I feed my worms?
Maggie's rule: "If it's organic and soft enough for a baby to chew and consume it is most likely worm food." Stay away from items such as coffee grinds and glossy materials. Visit What to Feed Worms.
* What is the difference between screened and unscreened casting?
Screened casting has gone through a two screen process. This process takes away any extras and leaves pure casting. Unscreened casting is the same as screened casting but it comes right out of our pits. Although we sift through unscreened casting to take out any large pieces of debris there may be extraneous debris such as small pebbles. Both castings have the same nutrient value.
* How do I order? Either send a check or money order to Cape Cod Worm Farm or use your credit card through our secure website.www.capecodwormfarm.com
* How do I redeem my gift card?
Gift cards must be physically sent to or redeem at the farm. Drop your card in the mail to us and we will send your order right out. Paypal gift certificates may be redeemed on-line.
All Cape Cod Worm Farm products are unparalleled because we do not use commercial feed. We go to the apple orchards and cow farms and select the best worm food. This allows for the best maximum output which means healthier worms that produce a higher quality castings, potting soils, liquid fertilizers, thoughout all our worm farm products