Worm castings are used as a natural fertilizer and soil amendment for plants and also in soil mixes for commercial and home-based gardens, cannabis growers, landscapers, and other agriculture / horticulture systems.
They are better for your garden or commercial application because they contain more nitrogen than compost – which means they help plants grow faster and bigger with increased yields.
You only need a small amount around your plants, vegetables, shrubs or grasses to see beautiful yields and growth. A half handful around the root zone of a plant will produce up to 3-5 times the fruit and plant growth. The nutrients and microbial activity of the worm castings produce a living soil for your plants to thrive in. With the increased hormone and enzyme growth produced by adding castings to your soil the roots become more fibrous and healthier. A little goes a long way and last a long time, which makes it very cost effective.
Whenever you start seeds, direct sow or transplant, make sure to use worm castings. This allows you to use your worm castings to their full potential.
Seed Starting Indoors
Mix 20% of the worm castings into your seed starting mix then start your seeds.
Once you have placed your seeds into your garden, cover them with about one-half inch of worm castings instead of soil. The incredible water retaining capacity of the castings will help your seeds to germinate.
When transplanting your seedlings or other plants, sprinkle a handful or worm castings at the bottom of the transplant hole. Backfill the hole with surrounding soil so the plant is snug and add another handful as a top dressing around the stem.
Prior to Mulching
Add a thin layer of worm castings to your beds prior to mulching for an added boost to your gardens.
Castings are available in an 8 lb bag for $10.90 or in a 3/4 cubic foot bag for $18.50. Please go to our Soil Company tab for a complete list of products and order form.
Curby’s believes in giving you the flexibility to build a composting plan that works best for you. You can customize your plan to meet your needs based on your current requirements with as little as a 24-hour notice.
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Our operations are continuing as usual during the COVID-19 outbreak. The only new restriction on our services is that we can no longer accept paper towels, napkins or tissues in our compost buckets. Current CDC guidelines state that these items should be placed in the trash. We apologize for this unexpected change. We will continue to monitor the situation for any additional updates.
All of our team members have been equipped with face masks, face protection, rubber gloves and disinfectant spray. Our delivery drivers spray their gloves with disinfectant before and after each home delivery to ensure a safe transfer process.
The Mini bucket is perfect for singles and couples who do not generate a ton of compostable waste. The 2 gallon bucket measures 9.75″ (top) x 8.25″ (bottom) x 9.25″ (height) and can hold roughly 5 to 10 lbs of waste. The price for the Mini is $8.95 per month and includes the delivery of a clean bucket every week.
Curby’s is happy to announce our newest enterprise, The Dirty Dirt Soil Company. Our Dirty Dirt division is responsible for using the byproducts from our composting operations to create artisan blend organic soils. These soils will provide increase production yields while decreasing the amount of water needed to form healthy plants.
Dirty Dirt’s soils will be available exclusively to Curby’s Compost Service customers. Our customers will receive a credit for every six months that they participate in our composting services. This credit will be good towards one 25-pound container of blended soil. The returnable containers will be delivered to the customers’ homes during our normal compost pick-ups.
Curbside composting just got better. Curby’s is offering a 10% discount if you pre-pay for your services.
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Food is the most common form of waste followed by paper products and plastics. Just like paper products and plastic, food waste can be “re-purposed” and used to enhance soil quality while reducing the use of synthetic fertilizers. Soils with increased organic matter content can double their yield and can remain productive even in periods of low rainfall.
Please join us by putting your food waste to work. Everyone benefits when you do!
Winter is no longer a reason to stop composting. Cold weather is not a problem at Curby’s. We can maintain our composting beds throughout the winter months. There are no contracts, so you can sign up for as long as you want. One month, two months, three months, six months ~ no worries! We’ve got you covered.
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Please check out our new container sizes and pricing options. We hope that we have the right fit for your household.
All options include the weekly delivery of a clean container and compostable bag.