Earthworms are eating my carrot tops!
I've always heard earthworms are the sign of a healthy garden. I have a lot of worms in the soil - which sounds like a good thing, right? The problem I've been having is that something eats all the leaves off my carrot seedlings. I keep planting more and they keep getting eaten. I thought it was a neighbour's cat or a squirrel - but during a light evening shower I went out with a red bike light and I saw a worm come out of his hole and take a bite out of the carrot leaves. This fat guy was stripping my carrots bare!
What to do? I dont think sitting out in the dark with a flashlight trying to catch worms is going to be much use. Should I plant some companion plants for the worms to eat? Or use mulch to make it harder for the worms to get the seedlings? Anyone had any negative experiences with earthworms in the garden?