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Old 04-09-2003, 02:12 AM
Heidi
 
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HI all,

This may be a silly question, but has anyone ever brought in worms to
add to your yard or garden? I am thinking I would like to increase my
worm population to help aerate the yard, as well other benefits worms
brings. Can you buy worms and relocate them to your yard? If so, do
you know where to get worms? Will the worms sold at fishing tackle
stores work? Are there major differences between types of worms--I
always see nightcrawlers advertised at bait stores.

Thanks!
Heidi


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Old 04-09-2003, 01:42 PM
Bill
 
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Heidi wrote in message ...
HI all,

This may be a silly question, but has anyone ever brought in worms to
add to your yard or garden? I am thinking I would like to increase my
worm population to help aerate the yard, as well other benefits worms
brings. Can you buy worms and relocate them to your yard? If so, do
you know where to get worms? Will the worms sold at fishing tackle
stores work? Are there major differences between types of worms--I
always see nightcrawlers advertised at bait stores.

Thanks!
Heidi


I have tons of worms in my compost bin. My bin is made out of 7 poles,
4 pieces of 4X8 lattice, cable ties and a 8x8 piece of old carpet.
It's located in the shade. I throw in table scraps along with any
other yard waste. Every other week I turn the compost and see tons of
big fat worms. If you build it (and use table scraps) they will come.

Bill
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Old 04-09-2003, 02:42 PM
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If you build it they will come....

Worms will just show up if the conditions are right - every year when I
compost my leaves there are quite a few worms in the spring...that just show
up.

Worms do not like it if you till the ground - which is why I only till my
garden in the early winter, when the worms have gone done into the ground.

I have dug a few trenches in my yard and I fill them with leaves, the
trenches serve a few purposes, 1 they collect rain runoff(they are on a
hill) 2-they root pruned some trees 3-the provide a good place for the worms
to come to so that I can get them to go fishing with :-)

If you buy the worms and put them around and the conditions are not right,
they will just leave

Worms prefer composted leaves, which is all I put in my garden in the
spring.

tlord


"Heidi" wrote in message
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HI all,

This may be a silly question, but has anyone ever brought in worms to
add to your yard or garden? I am thinking I would like to increase my
worm population to help aerate the yard, as well other benefits worms
brings. Can you buy worms and relocate them to your yard? If so, do
you know where to get worms? Will the worms sold at fishing tackle
stores work? Are there major differences between types of worms--I
always see nightcrawlers advertised at bait stores.

Thanks!
Heidi



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Old 04-09-2003, 11:10 PM
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I wouldn't waste your money on worms, Heidi -- if the worms aren't happy,
they'll just leave (or die, I guess).

The worms at bait stores are nightcrawlers, but they don't work for "worm
composting" set-ups, as they won't stay put. (Redworms are sold for that
purpose instead.)

Here in the "sandy section" of Wake County, I've only ever seen 1 or 2
orms -- one of which almost led to a finger amputation when the
neighborhood kids who were helping me plant roses (in the clay by my garage
foundation) reached into the hole because they never saw worms around here!
(Fortunately, kids & worm both survived, but my nerves were a little
frayed.)

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh


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HI all,

This may be a silly question, but has anyone ever brought in worms to
add to your yard or garden? I am thinking I would like to increase my
worm population to help aerate the yard, as well other benefits worms
brings. Can you buy worms and relocate them to your yard? If so, do
you know where to get worms? Will the worms sold at fishing tackle
stores work? Are there major differences between types of worms--I
always see nightcrawlers advertised at bait stores.

Thanks!
Heidi





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