Do you have worms?

@loujac3 (1188)
United States
May 26, 2007 12:15am CST
What I am really talking about is, Do you use worms to fertilize your gardens? I am into organic gardening and worm castings are the best fertilizer you can use and you don't have to worry about chemicals. Go to www.happydranch.com and check out all the information on books, worms and ways to use your veggie scraps to produce better gardens and plants. It is fun, educational and the entire family can learn and profit from it. If you like to fish then you can even provide your own worms that will last longer on the hook and entice the fish. Cool!
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
30 May 07
We grow our garden naturally also. We do use commercial fertilizer for the rhubarb. We use rabbit poop for fertilizer for everything else and we make our own soil with our composting pile. We have lots of leaves in our area so it works well. We do use worms also. earth worms and other worms as well
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@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
31 May 07
Hello again! We used t have rabbits in Alaska and all my friends would ask for the pellets. It is much better than chicken droppings and it doesn't burn the plants. Now, we have to keep the rabbits out of the garden. LOL I am moving to Ashland, OR and I will start a garden and be back in my little piece of heaven. I am so happy about it!
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• United States
31 May 07
Wow, I have been to Ashland Oregon. We have friends there. That is so cool. Rabbit poop is the best for gardens as it can be used immediately unlike other kind. My brother has horses and cattle but we have to let that age a winter before we can safely use it.
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@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
31 May 07
We talked about Ashland before. I never thought I would be able to live there or afford it. I have a coworker who parents own several houses in the area. This is an old farm house and I love it. We each have a bedroom and a separate bathroom. There is one more bedroom which we are turning into a craft room. We both like to sew and we will have a place to do it. I am really excited about this move!
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@morgandrake (2136)
• United States
29 May 07
A good tip for increasing the number of worms in your yard is to work organic material into your soil. We haul out all the kitchen scraps including the coffee grounds (worms love coffeee grounds), and mix it in with soil. When we first brought our house, the soil was not good. Te worms were rare and rather small too. In the four years here, our worm population has increased and they are larger; the soil is much better too.
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
31 May 07
I do that also. I did it at my friend's house and she wouldn't touch it. I am getting ready to order the worms and start my worm farming sice I am moving and I will be able to have a garden. I am really excited about this and after my daughters did this I was so pleased with the results and I got castings and made worm tea for my indoor plants.
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• United States
1 Jun 07
Cool. One of the conditions I set on the last move was that the new place had to have space for me to start a garden. I learned worm farming from my father. Basically, he built a box, caught a few worms from the yard, filled it with dirt and just kept dumping coffee grounds in it. Those few worms turned into hundreds.
@ramaam (28)
• India
15 Jun 07
yes i have the african night crawler. . but i grow them in a controlled pit. and use the casting for the plant. excellent nutrient. rich in micro nutrient and harmones.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
26 May 07
I have geckos so I am constantly ordering crickets and meal worms for them. It is less expensive to buy them that way than to go to the pet store and pay 5-25 cents a cricket. http://www.wormman.com has all kinds of stuff like red worms and night crawlers. I buy the redworms and put them in my compost pile to speed up the process. It is an excellent way to get rid of vegetative scraps and they make compost really fast. The natural way is the only way. I don't use chemical fertilizers like Miracle Grow on my food because it doesn't taste half a good and it also leaves residual salts in the soil.