These are colonies of earthworms contained in a bio-degradable box, instead of digging multiple holes to plant the loose earthworms, one hole per 2 square metres is all that is needed, the complete box is dropped into the hole, watered and covered.
There are several advantages in using this method, some customers do not want to handle the worms, labour is reduced due to less holes needing to be dug, particularly important on large scale landscaping projects, the worms are not suddenly introduced into a new environment, as the box degrades the worms will move out at their own pace.
Each colony contains 25 of the large deep burrowing earthworms – Lumbricus terrestris and 150g of mixed (around 200) shallower soil dwelling earthworms. The container size is 15cm (6″) long x 10cm (4″) wide x 11.5cm (4.5″) deep, the box can be planted anyway up which means it will need a hole around 25cm (10″) deep to accommodate it.
If you require a different number of colonies than shown, please give us a call on 01245 381933 and we will be happy to give you a price.