Do you remember me getting worms? Here? They did not survive the summer in their home. Poor fellows had mold issues, they wound up in the garage then dumped into the garden.
I have learned a few things since then.
- more bedding
- less food they eat their weight in food, if they only weight 1/2 pound do not give them 10 lbs..
- they love cardboard
With those things in mind I believe I want to try again. The worms that were released into the garden will help there. I find it amazing that I did not kill them but, did something good for them after my mess up. I read on Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm that you can place the little guys directly in the earth (breaking news on the earth worm front) and they will survive. Crazy newfangled ideas.
My new plan is to buy bedding and possibly food for the first few months, I want that black gold dirt I keep reading about.
Imagine how wonderful your vegetables will taste with that, Yummy!
I also want the worm tea as fertilizer.
In that vein I think I will put more holes in the worm
container home, cover the inside with screen to prevent escapes, place worm home into a larger yet shallow container to collect the tea.
I will feed them lots of cardboard, eggshells and , go easy on the veggie matter to eliminate the mold factor.
That is my plan.
What do you think? Will my second go produce better results?