Does anyone have any good links or advice for farming earthworms?
You don't need to buy them. Just start composting and they'll come in large numbers. I compost using the Heap method https://compostinfo.com/tutorial/methods.htm#heap and all I got to do is brush aside a layer only a couple inches thick and I got redwigglers jumping all around, never bought a single worm.Tomwalked wrote:ok... so it is something that we shouldn't concern ourselves with too much?!potatoes! wrote:many earthworms are non-native in north america. there are only two genera that are native. most worms of the most-recently-glaciated north are introduced. it definitely has an effect on the ecology/diversity of those areas.
or is it a genuine issue?
I am going to be purchasing a bunch soon and plan to let them be "free-range" in my compost area...
are there a better species to choose than another - in regards to this issue?
ie... should I try to buy ONLY native worms?
It's just that red wigglers are adapted to working in the compost, unlike earthworm/nightcrawlers that you might find when digging into your garden, redwigglers don't dig into the earth they are the ones you find in the mulch eating the leaf litter.FlowerPowerGirl wrote:What is so good about red wiggler worms? Why are they better than some other kind of worm that I might find in the garden?