Christmas gifts from the Dietz Mushroom Farm in Sequim

Red W. Worm
This happy hermaphrodite recommends
himself and 499 friends.

500 red wiggler worms:   $25

Red wiggler worms are for sale at the Dietz Mushroom Farm.

This is a thoughtful gift for conscientious recyclers of kitchen waste on your list.
500 Eisenia fetida can live in a 5 gallon plastic tote with a 2" vent in the side.
Each worm will eat half his weight in bacteria every day.   Red worm composting doesn't stink.
Worm bins may be kept in the kitchen, mud room, laundry or any place that doesn't freeze.


A home for "Red" and his friends.
500 worms included!
Price includes sales tax on bins.

This worm composting system is made from 5 gallon bins
with hardware cloth sandwiched between the lids and bottoms.
The concrete base prevents tipping. 
Worm castings and liquid are collected in the
bottom bin.
Red wigglers reproduce quickly (everyone pitches in!)
When the lowest bin is full, worms will migrate upward.

Are there mushroom lovers on your list?

I'll bet there is someone on your Christmas List who
does not already have one of these!
Mushroom growing kits:  $20

Phone Lowell or Audree Dietz

or e-mail:
e-mail address

A special Christmas gift for you:

The formula for
Sequim Terra Preta
is revealed!

5% sand
20% bio-char
75% Red Wiggler Worm Castings

Worm growers are encouraged to try this formula,  improve upon it, and tell us what works best for you!

Red wiggler worms crave the bacteria that break down spent mushroom straw.   Charcoal is a by-product of the Top Load Up Draft furnace used to pasteurize the straw.  Our "bio-char" is powdered charcoal that has been saturated with liquid collected in the bottoms of the worm bins and allowed to mature in open trays.

Below are photos of cucumbers, tomatoes and dill grown in Sequim Terra Preta.

We have gotten three times what we expected every time we used it.   The bed above is dirt topped with bio-char and worm castings about 4" deep.


Sequim Washington

Lowell and Audree Dietz do Carpentry in Sequim.
Lowell's hobby is mushroom cultivation.
This has become a source of income.
The photo on the left is a plastic column of barley straw
that has been shredded, cooked and inoculated with
grain spawn.   The mushroom is Pleurotus columbinus
also known as "Blue Cap Oyster Mushroom".
This mushroom is possibly the worlds best pizza mushroom.

This site contains several pages to help beginning mushroom cultivators:

Grow Mushrooms At Home! has mushroom recipes and information about an amateur mushroom cultivators' group.

The Pink Oyster Mushroom page has instructions for growing mushrooms on growing kits you purchased.

How to make mushroom growing straw blocks
is a page for cultivators who want to make their own growing kits.

You may view or print the one page sheet MUSHROOM KIT FAQS.

If you need dehydrated mushrooms and can't dry them yourself, we can deliver fresh mushrooms to a processor.
You may purchase them from the processor.  There are two businesses in Sequim with inspected kitchens and
processors licenses who are willing to do this.   Current demand for fresh mushrooms exceeds our ability to supply them.
  We hope to increase production so we can sell mushrooms retail to the public.   We have growing kits for sale:
Blue cap oyster, Tree Oyster, King Oyster, Mushroom of Love, Phoenix Oyster mushroom.


Try our mushrooms at Alder Wood Bistro:

Alder Wood Bistro in

Try the Funghi Bianca Pizza!

We vend mushrooms and mushroom growing kits at

The Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society

wild mushroom show and

Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society

annual mushroom show.

Red Worms are for Sale on the Dietz Farm!

These red worms are used for kitchen composting.
They are Eisenia fetida (eye-SEN-ee-uh FE-ti-dah).
They are also called red worms, red wriglers or compost worms.
You may read or print the fact sheet: "kitchen composting with worm bins".
It is printer friendly and includes instructions to make an inexpensive worm bin like the one we sell with 500 worms for $95 (sales tax included in the price) here at the mushroom farm.

Worms Only

We sell 500 Red Worms for $25 and 100 worms for $7.
  As soon as they are divided into batches, each batch is provided enough bedding, grit and food to stay healthy.

If you would like to purchase red worms, mushroom growing kits or mushrooms directly from us

phone 360-477-4228

You may e-mail us at this address:
e-mail address

Lowell and Audree Dietz are interior trim carpentry contractors.

We do carpentry in Sequim.