Soil Amendments

The Best Fertilizer for Your Containers - Worms!Yes, plus worm castings and Worm Teas! If your container garden doesn't fill out and look as great as those pictured on our site or in magazines, you probably aren't fertilizing well - worm castings and other worm fertilizers are an easy and organic solution, along with garden.

Flowers bloom better and colorful leaves look their best when fertilized. Container gardens need more fertilizer than in the ground, because nutrients wash down and eventually out when you water.

Composting is a natural biological process. Composting 101 principles state How to Make Compost: Water + Carbon + Nitrogen = Compost… but you need to find the best compost bins first! Shop composting bins online and even get a head start on organic composting with our 100% organic fertilizers.

Hooks and Lattice to the rescue! With worms and worm castings, you need to fertilize your container gardens only once a year in cold climates. In warm climates, worms may mean you only need to fertilize once every four years! And nothing is more organic or effective than worm castings and worms.

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Adequate fertilizer also ensures that your plants develop strong and sturdy roots and stalks, dense leaves with rich color, and, of course, spectacularly colorful, eye-catching blossoms.

What's the Secret? 

We provide worm castings, worm tea and the very best live worms. Live worms are ideal because they continue to replenish your container gardens, leaving you carefree.

Our worm castings are much superior to others, because we order quantities of worm castings as needed and ship them right to you.  Worm castings on the shelf at a garden center have been lose more potency every day they sit.

If you haven't used worms, castings or worm tea, here are a few facts you'll love:

         Worm castings, worms and tea never burn roots, so you don't have to estimate the capacity of each garden container plus your watering can, and then carefully calculate how much fertilizer to add.

         Organic fertilizers, with worms and worm castings at the top of the list, help your plants repel diseases and damaging insects. You'll rarely have to buy insecticides or fungicides.

         Worm castings and other worm fertilizers provide the ideal concentrations of nitrogen, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, potash, and magnesium, plus trace minerals you often need to apply separately with other fertilizers.  And some fertilizers just aren't suitable for containers, whereas your friendly worms and worm castings are always there, working for you.

         There's no chemical odor.

         Worm castings and worms as fertilizer increase moisture absorption so you can water less.

         You can use worm castings, worms and worm tea on any outdoor plantings, or any inside house plants.

Why Hooks and Lattice Organic Fertilizers Are Better Than the Rest

Hooks and Lattice worm products are better than those you will find in even the best nurseries, because our worms, worm castings and tea are custom packaged and fresh. You can judge the quality of worm castings by how fresh and moist they are, so their beneficial organisms are full strength and go to work immediately in your container gardens.

That's important because worm castings gradually dry out sitting on a store shelf, and worm tea loses significant potency in 60 days. You can use them beyond that, but you'll need to apply more as time goes on. If you elect not to add live worms as well, you will need to watch the shelf life of even our worm castings and worm teas to keep your container plants in glorious bloom.

Hooks and Lattice packages worms and worm castings in just the right sizes for container gardens.  At garden centers, they tend to come in larger quantities than you need.  Why have them take up your valuable storage space and lose freshness at the same time?

Do Live Worms Sound Icky?

Worms seem a bit unappealing to many people at first, but they will last even longer than worm castings. Worms replenish themselves indefinitely in warmer climates, and through the entire gardening season in colder areas. In colder climates you can transfer them to a garden area or compost pile in the fall. They're tremendous composting aids, coping with temperatures down to 35 degrees Fahrenheit, so they may work industriously all winter in a compost pile. If the temp goes lower, they will have laid eggs that will hatch out as little wormlets in the spring.

And we promise that worms will never do anything unappealing like invading your home. They have no desire to be anywhere but in soil. You can also pop your worms in the fridge if they arrive at a busy time. Worms prefer to be well down into the soil, so you may not even see them very often - no ick!