Are Worms Good For Your Garden?
YES! Worms can be very beneficial to your garden. Nutrient-dense, rich garden soil is crucial to a successful vegetable garden. Healthy soil may include plenty of underground animal & plant activity, such as earthworms and fungi. Worms effortlessly increase the quality of your soil and are attracted to decaying matter while they consume bacteria and nematodes. They also excrete worm castings, which is gardener’s GOLD, or basically one of the best soil amendments you’ll find! Worm castings are rich in nutrients and minerals such as nitrogen, phosphates, and potassium. Overall, worms play an important part in soil construction and the recycling of organic waste.
Which Worms Are Best For Your Garden?
Red Wiggler Worms are often the most sought-after by seasoned gardeners. Although nightcrawler worms can be used, red wigglers are generally agreed upon as being the most effective when processing organic scraps.
How Can I Attract Worms Into My Garden?
Red Wiggler Worms LOVE eating organic scraps! They usually won’t be found more than a foot or so deep beneath the soil. Look for them as they burrow within compost heaps, animal manure, or piles of leaves. You can also try sourcing them through a local worm farm shop, bait shop or garden center.
How to Build a Worm Tower from a 5-Gallon bucket!
“A real handy and functional item to have in your garden is a worm tower. Not only are the worms fertilizing your soil, but you have a handy “compost garbage” bin at your fingertips. It very easy and inexpensive to make. A bucket, drill with bit and a shovel, that’s it.” – The Abled Gardener