Happy Worms in Your Garden

/Happy Worms in Your Garden

How Worms Improve Soil

2017-03-10T16:17:34+00:00January 12th, 2016|Compost and Composting, Fertilizers and Fertilizing, Happy Worms in Your Garden, Using Worm Castings|

Spreading - and pH Balancing - the Love Soil is constantly being covered by leaf litter. Left to decompose without earthworms, it can take up to two years for leaves to decay. Earthworms can shred surface detritus in a few months. Not only does this return vital nutrients to the soil faster to be absorbed by the plants, but it gives other soil organisms like bacteria and fungi access to the food value in [...]

Cleaning the Yard

2017-03-10T15:56:15+00:00November 20th, 2015|Compost and Composting, Happy Worms in Your Garden|

Yea!! I am so happy to see sunshine two days in a row. It seems that more people I know than ever before are affected negatively by successive days of gloomy, rainy weather. This is especially true for those of us who love to work outdoors. Seeing the yard strewn with leaves makes us anxious to clean it up, even though we know it will look the same in a few days until all [...]

Choosing Fertilizer: Chemicals vs. Bacteria

2017-03-08T02:23:57+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Fertilizers and Fertilizing, Gardening Tips, Happy Worms in Your Garden|

Choosing Fertilizer: Surprise—Chemicals Are Bad It’s an Underground Food Web The soil beneath your feet is a complex habitat comprised of an intricate food web. According to the book Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web, most soil life is in the first four inches of soil. Microbial geneticists have measured a billion bacteria, several thousand protozoa, yards of fungal hyphae, and a few dozen nematodes in the average [...]

What Kind of Soil Do I Have?

2017-03-07T16:48:49+00:00July 10th, 2015|Compost and Composting, Gardening Tips, Happy Worms in Your Garden|

All Dirt Needs Worms Although adding worm castings to your planting methods is good for your plants and profitable for us, if you have a large garden, you can improve your soil on a long-term, continuous basis by letting a hard-working army of earthworms work for you. One worm can produce one-third of a pound of fertilizer a year. Multiply that by the number of earthworms, which reproduce asexually anyway, that you have in [...]