Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Growing Worms for the Garden
So why would you want to grow worms for your garden? Well, without a healthy population of worms in the garden, you're not going to get the best results with your gardening adventures. Worms chew on the garden crumbs and in return leave behind valuable fertilizer for your garden plants. Now, you could just throw out some chemical fertilizer and think that's building healthy soil. But the fact of the mater is, every time you throw a handful of that stuff on your garden soil you are actually doing a great disservice to your soil and the health of it. Worms will go crawling for greener pastures and you can imagine your little fertilizer factory following them. Bury some scraps in the soil. Worms love leftover cornmeal, lettuce, pretty much anything organic. Feed them regularly and they will fertilize your garden for years to come.