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Red wigglers in the garden.....thoughts

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Post  hjaen1989 on 6/25/2012, 5:35 pm

Not sure how this would work. Would I just get some and put them into the garden and hope for the best, or feed them any ideas
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Post  SwampCatNana on 6/25/2012, 5:47 pm

I'd like to add a question to this as well.
When tilling and clearing my garden plot I found tons of earthworms. Would it be okay to add them to my boxes?
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Post  llama momma on 6/25/2012, 5:58 pm

Yes, add them. If they stay, great! If they don't then on their way out they will likely drop some worm castings anyway. Win-win situation. I always add worms especially after it rains I purposely go outside and move them to the boxes.
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Post  ramarks on 6/25/2012, 7:48 pm

I've always known worms were good in soil...but how beneficial are they in Mel's Mix? Does MM need the aeration and additives from the worms?
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/26/2012, 8:25 am

MM needs to be replenished with compost after each square is harvested. Having worms gives it a constant extra nutrient lift! Especially beneficial if the composts obtained may not have been of the highest quality. Love the wormies working in my boxes!

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Post  CharlesB on 6/26/2012, 9:51 am

Everything about earth worms/red wigglers is awesome!!!

I apply a dusting of ground corn to ensure a steady food supply for them.
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Post  GWN on 6/26/2012, 10:27 am

about a month ago I got a load of cow manure delivered I guess the size of a pick up truck load..... so LOTS.
I have been using bits of it on my beds (it is 2 year old manure)
Now I have to be very careful because where ever I go to dig I find TONS of red worms....
It seems to me that the whole pile has turned into a huge worm farm....
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Post  CharlesB on 6/26/2012, 10:28 am

@GWN wrote:about a month ago I got a load of cow manure delivered I guess the size of a pick up truck load..... so LOTS.
I have been using bits of it on my beds (it is 2 year old manure)
Now I have to be very careful because where ever I go to dig I find TONS of red worms....
It seems to me that the whole pile has turned into a huge worm farm....

I had the same happen with a load of horse manure. Was very happy to see that happen as opposed to having to spend 27 bucks for a batch of red wigglers Very Happy
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Post  GWN on 6/26/2012, 10:56 am

I had the same happen with a load of horse manure. Was very happy to see that happen as opposed to having to spend 27 bucks for a batch of red wigglers

I am just wondering if I can add my red wigglers to the pile. I know that they are not supposed to be the same, but they sure look the same and my worm farm tower has become a mess with BUGS and stuff....
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