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 Post subject: Canadian Night Crawlers?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:09 pm 
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I don't have any worms in my compost and was wondering if it would be a good idea to place fishing worms in my compost. They are Canadian night crawlers and are kept refrigerated until use (fishing). Any ideas?


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You can if you like. However if you feed the soil regularly and continously they will eventually come anyway without buying extra earthworms.

If you feed your soil lots of rich mature compost, organic matter and mineral soil additives, natural mulches, and even aerated compost tea recipes over the years, you will not only have earthworms, but more importantly you will have trillions of thriving beneficial aerobic microbes and other beneficial aerobic soil organisms living in your soil.

Keep in mind that thriving healthy colonies of hungry aerobic microbes do far more decomposition and neutralizing of compost production, and soil conditioning and soil disease fighting than even the famous classic earthworm species!

True healthy soil management attracts all kinds of aerobic beneficial soil organisms for great organic and sustainable farming.

Happy Gardening!

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I like to fish so I've been putting the worms that I don't use for fishing in to my compost. I really think the worms like it as they are really living it up in my compost and helping me along the way. I would definitely recommend that canadian nightcrawlers in the compost, they seem to love it.


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 Post subject: Worms in Compost
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:02 pm 
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Raised worms professionally in Florida.
Both red 'wigglers' for gardening,
And nightcrawlers for fishing.
Worms are best raised in pure manure.
In the ground, so they can escape if their
'house' heats up, so keep below-ground beds
shallow (12" to 16") and no more than 36"
wide, so you can reach to the middle.
Long as you want to make the trench.
Best to provide drainage for the trench.
Feed 'em fine-ground corn meal and
coffee grounds on the surface (cover with
burlap bags) when you want to harvest them.

Don't put worms into a new pile, or a 1st turn,
as they may not be able to escape the heat.
I add red wigglers to my 2nd turn FH piles that
will not heat anymore. My customers REALLY
like to see worms in the compost when added
to their flower beds or garden.


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