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
The concrete base prevents tipping.
Worm castings and liquid are collected in the
Red wigglers reproduce quickly (everyone pitches
When the lowest bin is full, worms will migrate
Are there mushroom lovers on
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
A special Christmas gift for you:
The formula for
Sequim Terra Preta
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.
DIETZ FARM MUSHROOMS
Lowell and Audree Dietz do Carpentry in
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
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:
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
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:
Try the Funghi Bianca Pizza!
We vend mushrooms and mushroom growing kits at
wild mushroom show and
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.
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
You may e-mail us at this address:
Lowell and Audree Dietz are interior trim carpentry
We do carpentry in