I love my worms. I like putting my hands in soil and opted to hand scoop a lot of my compost out and felt it wriggling. I have bad eyesight and hadn't notice beforehand how blessed I was. I just started recently so everything is very new and I make my way through with half instict/ half research. As others said, I took several scoopfuls to seed the next batch. It is just amazing. Where I live the ground is naturally caliche, but you can stick your arm into my raised bed up to your elbow with little effort and in every handful you will have beautiful, fat, moist worms. Most gratifying.
They must be planted too deep. There is no mulch. They haven't seemed to hurt the cabbage at all, it was just surprising to see them in there. The cabbage are the biggest I have ever planted so maybe the worms did them good! lol
I have had a new experience with earth worms in my garden I would like to share with you all. I have been picking my cabbage that has done really well this year and there are earth worms living inside! they don't seem to have done any damage to the cabbage but I have never experienced this before. Has anyone else experienced this?
Welcome to the group! When composting outside I would sift the compost, then pick out the worms and put them back in the bin with everything that hadn't broken down yet and say, OK time to get back to work! Had lots of them until shrews decided to make their home in the bin and probably ate all of them! I've brought 5 gallon buckets of unfinished compost into the house (can't remember why, unless I never got it sifted or it started to freeze and didn't want to just put them back on the compost pile while it was frozen, or the bin was almost full so thought it would help to try and do some indoor composting over the winter). They did quite well too.
Hi welcome to the team!! Love those little worms. As fast as they multiply I don't even worry when some of them wind up the compost I harvest, when they get spread in the garden they help aerate the soil there.
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Hi my name is Linda, I am new to this team and was very excited to see a team for gardening. I vermapost,and compost. I have a large tote in my cellar that is full of red wigglers (worms) and they are doing a great job! They eat our scraps, make black beautiful compost and multiply like crazy.
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