At Meme’s Worms we wanted to start chatting with y'all more often.
Weekly(ish) we will post some information for you that we hope you enjoy. Everything from helpful worm tips and fun worm stuff to do with your kids to a recipe or two every now and then.
We are starting off with a quick Q&A with our own Samantha Flowers, owner of Meme’s Worms.
Q. Samantha, how long have you been working with worms?I have been working with worms since 2017.
A. I got into the worm business because I needed worms. Here in Georgia our bait shop worms are awful. Any time my grandson and I were going fishing it was getting to be pretty pricey too. So I thought why not just grow our own. After I started this little hobby I figured I would see if I could make some money while I was at it. The best part is I can turn it over to my grandson when he gets older.
Q.How have you seen the business change over the past 5-10 years?
A. I've only been in this business for 3 yrs. But I must say 2020 has been a big change. More People are getting into vermiculture than ever before.
Q. What trends do you see the worm industry heading in the next 5 years?
A. I see it getting much bigger as with the hemp industry gaining momentum
Q.How many pounds of worms do you sell each year?
A.I will probably hit 5000 lbs this year and double next.
Q. Do you have a favorite type of worm?
A My favorite is the European Nightcrawler. They are great composters and much bigger. I like them best to fish with.
Q Why do most people buy worms (fishing, vermicomposting etc)?
A I think it’s a mix. I usually sell more Euro’s but this year its been the red wiggler.
Q What is something most people don’t know about farming worms?
A I think people think you can start a worm farm and forget about it. I mean how hard can it be. I don’t think they realize the work that goes into a mid to large scale farm.
Q What is your favorite part of your business?
A Having my hands in the worm beds. I just can’t keep my hands out of them.
Q Were you ever freaked out about worms?
A No! I'm not a squamish kind of woman. I killed a snake by myself just yesterday. I’m kinda of a TomBoy.
Q Do you garden or have other farm animals?
A I have several raised beds. I grow mainly in the spring. We also have chickens and rabbits.
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