I love my worms--they're very important in my garden beds and they're equally important to the health of my lawn.
What is the best way to foster and maintain a growing population of worms under my lawn?
Trudi, I'm so glad you asked that question. I mainly grow daylilies but have several other perineals. I want to encourage worms in my garden and lawn. Anxious to learn the answer.
I believe--as so many of us do--that worms are sign of a heathy ecosystem. They tunnel and aerate soil, they leave behind their little worm "poopies" which are a gentle fertilizer. The more you have the more you can get--as long as you maintain a compatible environment for them.
Here is a link that might be useful: worm links from Cornell
So which worms are you talking about?
I have the earthworms naturally in my regular (clay) soil, but have the red wigglers in my compost.
Do you dump the compost worms and all into/on the garden, reserving a few for a new batch, or do yoou sift the red wigglers out for as new compost batch?
I've read that red worms won't survive long in garden soil so I try to save as many as possible for the newly started worm box. There are always quite a few that get in the garden in spite of my best efforts.
HELLO!!!! I LOVE WORMS TOO!!!..I EAT THEM EVERYDAY!!! THEY'RE SO TASTY!!!!!! YUMMMMMYYYYYY!!!!!
OMG REALLY?? ME TOO!!!...DO YOU LIKE THEM FRIED OR BROILED?..CUZ I LIKE THEM FRIED WITH SOME GARLIC ON THE SIDE!!!!
I like to stick worms up my sleeve and drop them into people's bags!! ahahhahahaaa