Our Quality and Peat Free Promise

The Skolex Promise

You have a right to know what types of food the worms are eating to create the Skolex Castings (Organic worm fertilizers). We will provide this information using descriptive product logos and documentation. 

This information allows you to make informed decisions concerning:

  • the type of Organic Fertilizer you wish to use inside and outside your home,
  • your support for community recycling efforts that hold specific interest to you, 
  • a desire to avoid products produced using animal wastes and biosolids (wastewater treatment plant solids)
  • a desire to optimize your gardening and landscaping activities.

This promise includes our PEAT FREE guarantee. Skolex Castings will not be prepared with or contain peat, sphagnum moss, or any other material mined from wetlands or non-sustainable resources.

Why the Skolex Promise is Important

All worm fertilizers (worm castings) are 100% Organic but they are not all the same. The fertilizer content, trace mineral content, and the types of microorganisms provided will be different and reflect both the foods that the worms are fed and the characteristics of the worms living conditions. The handling and directions for worm castings use can also vary depending upon what the worms have been eating.

This situation is to be expected and is similar to composts which also differ depending upon whether they are made with animal manure, mushroom culture wastes, yard trimmings, or kitchen scraps. Likewise, there are many different types of synthetic fertilizers including fast and slow release and products designed for specific plant types or garden applications. Synthetic fertilizers have very few trace elements or minerals, and do not provide microorganisms.

Gardeners and their families have a right to choose which types of fertilizers they use inside their homes and outside their homes in their gardens. This choice allows gardeners to support specific community recycling efforts, choose fertilizers with or without trace minerals, or high nitrogen contents, avoid animal wastes and biosolids if they wish, and understand whether their fertilizer was produced with materials or feedstocks that are mined using environmentally unfriendly practices or from non-sustainable sources.

One of the simplest methods of relaying this information to gardeners is with the Skolex product label and logo. Skolex Biotechnologies has developed a series of Skolex Castings labels and logos that quickly indicate to the gardener what foods and materials were used by the worms to create the castings (fertilizers).  Look at the picture on the logo to identify the feed source for the castings.