Latest topics» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:27 am
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:22 am
» New England, December 2016
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am
» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by sanderson Today at 4:06 am
» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by sanderson Today at 4:03 am
» Live and learn
by sanderson Today at 2:29 am
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Kelejan Today at 12:03 am
» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:42 pm
» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:42 pm
» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:04 pm
» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:44 pm
» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 1:28 pm
» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm
» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm
» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm
» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by CapeCoddess 12/3/2016, 12:32 pm
» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am
» Mid-South: December 2016
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 3:39 am
» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am
» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:53 am
» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:50 am
» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 1:28 am
» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 5:46 pm
» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker 12/2/2016, 5:17 pm
» Blanching and Freezing Vegetables
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:59 pm
» Your Christmas wish list?
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:29 pm
» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:14 pm
» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 12/2/2016, 2:59 pm
» Fusion Life Brands Power XL pressure cooker
by CapeCoddess 12/2/2016, 2:39 pm
» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 2:14 pm
As I find them in the yard I will add earth worms to the garden beds. They make worm castings right in place!
40 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Outlander is outstanding!
Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher
- Posts : 13983
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a
in my opinion it is best to only add worms that are native to your yard. they are already acclimated, and introducing new worms that are not from your area can cause big problems down the road with invasive species.
Certified SFG Instructor
- Posts : 438
Join date : 2011-01-06
Location : nashville, TN
@brubakes wrote:I'm talking about what I find in the yard or purchasing the type that I would otherwise find in the yard.
I do it all the time.
When I find a worm in the yard, I toss it in to the garden. If I'm really eager, I'll dig a lil hole and bury them so they don't immediately escape my raised bed.
- Posts : 228
Join date : 2011-06-16
Location : TN
When it rains at night I put on the rain suit and wonder the streets with flashlight in hand picking up crawlers to bring home and transplant that infusion into my garden areas. It is probably best in some areas to wait past at least a couple spring rains to start that so all the salts and chemicals from winter snow and ice control by the city has been washed away. Several dozen worms usually can be easily gotten that way. When placing them those that don’t look really healthy go on the compost pile and where they end up from there is strictly up to them.
- Posts : 48
Join date : 2012-03-27
Location : Iowa
I place about a dozen native earthworms in each square...they've already multiplied as I can find hundreds of tiny earthworms as I pull up my beets and rip out old lettuce plants. I think they do a good job of "seasoning" mels mix...breaking down bad components in purchased compost and leaving behind worm castings.
- Posts : 1123
Join date : 2012-01-22
Location : kansas city
Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum