Ewww, She's Got Worms

One shovel of Darla's worms
@GardenGerty (96668)
Marion, Kansas
March 14, 2016 6:05am CST
Last Thursday a friend of mine from church was lamenting the fact that her yard was full of worms, also known as night crawlers. She said she cannot go out in her yard at night because of them. Her husband does not want to kill them, he wants to fish with them. We joked around a lot on Facebook and I told him to get an aquarium to raise some. I also told her that they youth group should come dig them. At first I just meant so she would be rid of them but then . . . I suggested that the youth group could sell them. The youth group loved the idea and so all last evening we had wormy up dates. One girl dug between three and four hundred herself. The youth group had thirty dozen early on. Selling for $4 per dozen. Fisherman and gardeners, my friend seems to have a never ending supply.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Wow must be quite a demand for them too there GG. Thats great to put them to use.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
I think they should also sell them to gardeners to help keep the soil loose.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@GardenGerty Should do.
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@Lucky15 (33429)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
Worms are now being used ;)
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
Much better than poisoning them because you do not like them.
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@Lucky15 (33429)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
@GardenGerty earthworm waste are being used as fertilizers here...another use for them ;)
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
@Lucky15 This is what we were trying to tell her, that she must have great soil.
@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Mar 16
that's a genius use of extra worms lol
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
It seems like everyone (except the worms) comes out a winner.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Mar 16
@GardenGerty or the fish lol
@JudyEv (118731)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Mar 16
We like to see earthworms in the garden as they aerate the soil and move nutrients round etc. I don't think we ever have them in these quantities though.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
This is the most I have ever seen. I may get some for my gardening efforts. I would let them help me with my composting efforts.
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@JudyEv (118731)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Mar 16
@GardenGerty We 'grew' them commercially for a very short time but it was basically a scam.
• United States
14 Mar 16
Wow! I wish we had a place where we could grow and sell worms. It is nearly fishing season here and we could make a good profit if we had a good growing place like your neighbors. Great that she came up with a solution to the problem.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
I was pleased to give her that suggestion. I bet you could take an old cooler chest and fill it with soil and vegetable scraps and grow some worms.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@GardenGerty Never thought of doing that. We go through a lot of worms during fishing season. They are about $3 for 12.
@JolietJake (49891)
• United States
14 Mar 16
I sold them one summer at a house I lived in, the yard was full of them constantly. We had an old refrigerator that we laid on its back, took off the door and filled it full of dirt and worms. Made quite a bit of spending cash that summer. I can go in the yard here of a night and pull up a few dozen for fishing if I want to...I see Scar out at night doing a little hop/pounce thing trying to trap them with his front paws before they slither back into the ground, but he hasn't successfully caught one.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
I have not been out at night to check my yard. I have snails, yuck! If I do not seem to have any worms I am gonna get some to work up my compost for my garden.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
@JJ I also owe it to the birds I am enticing with nesting material to provide them with some quick lunches.
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@Marcyaz (35751)
• United States
14 Mar 16
Good idea to have the youth group dig up the worms and sell them to fisher people to make money. Will the money go to the church?
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
It will go to the church activities that the youth do. Like they just had a bake sale to pay for them to all go to a winter Christian Concert, and stay in a motel and go to a movie in Wichita. Basically they earn their own way for things they would like to do.
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@LadyDuck (147357)
• Switzerland
14 Mar 16
Worms are good to keep the soil loose, but I would not like to have so many in my garden.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
The lady, Darla, is delighted to share her wealth of worms.
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@Juliaacv (28957)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
I hope that they leave a few worms for the birds to enjoy.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
With the numbers they are describing in her yard I am sure that there will still be more.
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@jstory07 (65293)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Mar 16
That will make some money for the church group.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
They just did a huge bake sale and jerky sale to pay for a lot of them to go to Winter Jam concert and a Christian movie. It is great that the kids are learning how to provide a service, and earn their own way at the same time.
• San Fernando, Philippines
14 Mar 16
Wow that's a lot of money just for a dozen worms
@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 16
Usually convenience stores and the Wal Mart and Marinas sell them but I have not checked the price in years. I imagine it is what they go for most places.