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Tonight March 29, 2010 be on the lookout for the Worm Moon. The Worm Moon occurs in March as the ground begins to soften and earthworm castings appear and robins return. So be on the lookout for worms working to prepare your garden for spring. The worms are coming to give your gardens some much needed love to start out another great growing season.
Unfortunately, not every garden is graced with an abundance of worms. Alabama Jumpers are a great hardy worm to help get your garden soil ready for spring. They will help to loosen the soil and deposit castings along the way. What a great way to have a built in fertilizing system in your garden with no effort at all!
We wish you all a great Worm Moon evening.
Save $20 on Alabama Jumpers during the Month of February! Alabama Jumpers are great worms that can help aerate even the thickest clay soil. Just drop them in your garden, provide them with some damp organic material, and they will be very happy to go to work for you in your yard.
This is a great price for these highly desirable after worms. Don’t miss your opportunity to get started with these blowout prices.
Red Wigglers are great composters but do not do well in soil. These are huge nightcrawlers that will JUMP out of your hand.
Worms only eat DEAD material, leaves, damp newspaper, etc. THEY DO NO HARM TO ANY LIVING PLANTS.
Question: Can I put red wigglers out in my garden?
Answer: This is a yes/no question. Red Wigglers are strictly a composting worm. They live off of decaying matter on the grounds surface. Unlike the worms you may find out in your yard or garden, they do not burrow down into the soil. If you garden is rich with organic material ie leaves, grass clippings, food scrapes, ect… they will be happy to feed and deposit castings in that area. Some people will pocket feed or trench feed their worms in the garden to keep them happy by burying food scraps. Without this type of food source available, the Red Wigglers will either move on or die off.
For a great garden worm try our Alabama Jumpers. They do well in clay and sandy soils. Because they have tougher skin than the red wigglers, they can burrow down and in doing so they help loosen up the soil. (Depositing castings along the way)
Just because it is cold outside doesn’t mean you have to give up on your garden. Check out our own little organic garage garden. If you look closely you will find some lettuce, spinach and tomatoes (which must have sprouted from seeds in the castings). I made a mix of 1/2 peat moss and 1/2 worm castings to plant the seeds in. Once a week the little garden gets some extra love with an application of worm tea. The tea is made in our compost tea brewer with a pound of castings from our worms, which we brew for 24-72 hours. We love our worm tea and so do our plants. We will post more images in a couple of weeks to let you see our garden’s progress.