Worms for soil

EUROPEAN NIGHTCRAWLERS


We have European Nightcrawlers because they are one of the best worms for fishing. I have also heard that you can use Red Wigglers for fishing as well, their constant moving attracts the worms. We generally recommend the Red's for gardening but I know a few fishermen that have a great results with both.
But the Red Wigglers true calling is your compost bin.

RED WIGGLERS

You can use them in your compost bin to hasten the decomposition of the garbage. Red wigglers are great for composting and are the preferred worm for this. You can produce fertilizer and compost tea, and they are the best for your gardens, lawns and flower beds. You need worms in your gardens for better soil which equals better gardening.

The Dirt on Worms....The best thing you can do for your gardens and soil is to make sure you have lots of earthworms. Keep a natural garden. Worms don't like pesticides in the soil.



GARDEN SOIL

The soil you use for your gardens and planting is the first step to having a healthy and rewarding harvest. We make it a practice to use only natural and organic soil, which goes well in raised beds. If you want to start anew, purchase a good soil to fill your new raised garden beds. I use bricks, blocks, and old beams for my raised beds, as well as hand made raised gardens, crafted by my son Mike.


Some facts about Worms -
Worms live where there is food, oxygen, moisture and favorable temperatures. If they don’t have these things, they go somewhere else.

Worms tunnel deeply in the soil and bring subsoil closer to the surface mixing it with the topsoil.

Baby worms are not born. They hatch from cocoons smaller than a grain of rice.

Even though worms don’t have eyes, they can sense light, especially at their anterior (front end). They move away from light and will become paralyzed if exposed to light for too long (approximately one hour).

If a worm’s skin dries out, it will die.

It is said that Worms can eat their weight in food each day.

We should respect the Earthworm.




Earthworms are crutial for good soil. They aerate the soil as they move by burrowing small holes. They process organic matter and return vital compounds to the soil, increasing the nutrients available to plants.

Worm casts are the earthworm's undigested waste (worm poop). Casts are composed of organic matter mixed with soil. Worm castings are considered one of the best composting materials.

Create an environment that will encourage lots of earthworms into your garden for a great result.








Make sure you raise your compost bins on bricks or place it on stones so that it can drain out when it gets too much moisture.




You won’t need a lid for your composter if you manage it properly. When it is set up in the layers, it should not attract critters.




When using compost as a mulch in flowers beds, vegetable gardens, or lawns, screen the finished compost.



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