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I love worms!

Posted by trudi_d 7, Long Island (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 16, 06 at 6:44

Hi Trey,

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?

TIA,

Trudi


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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.
Marilyn


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RE: I love worms!

  • Posted by trudi_d 7, Long Island (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 16, 06 at 12:13

Hi Marilyn!

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.

%T

Here is a link that might be useful: worm links from Cornell


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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?
TIA Nancy


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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.


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HELLO!!!! I LOVE WORMS TOO!!!..I EAT THEM EVERYDAY!!! THEY'RE SO TASTY!!!!!! YUMMMMMYYYYYY!!!!!


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OMG REALLY?? ME TOO!!!...DO YOU LIKE THEM FRIED OR BROILED?..CUZ I LIKE THEM FRIED WITH SOME GARLIC ON THE SIDE!!!!


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I like to stick worms up my sleeve and drop them into people's bags!! ahahhahahaaa


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