July 15, 2018
Question from Norm:
I have an organic garden, worms seem a little creepy. Someone told me great for gardening. ( true or false )
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…)