July 15, 2018

Worms Beneficial for Gardening – True or False?

Question from Norm:

I have an organic garden, worms seem a little creepy. Someone told me great for gardening. ( true or false )

Hi Norm,
The super quick answer is “100% absolutely TRUE!”. Worms are great for gardening…but as you can likely guess, this is the type of question that requires a bit more of an in-depth answer.

There are different kinds of “worms” and different ways they can be beneficial. Right off the bat, let’s address the commonly-held misconception that you can just dump a bunch of earthworms (doesn’t matter what kind) into your garden soil and miraculously you are going to end up with incredible soil fertility.

Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way – it’s like putting the cart in front of the horse. I’m sure I am singing to the choir here (since you mentioned having an organic garden), but – for the benefit of others – you absolutely need to enrich your soil with lots of (more…)

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