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I've got worms!

Posted by mandolls 4 (My Page) on
Sat, May 7, 11 at 6:35

I turned over the soil in two more of my raised beds yesterday. One of them was so full of worms I couldn't believe it!. I'd guess at least one in each handful of dirt. These are 8-12" deep beds I started last year using mostly composted manure and a little peat that I turned into my sandy soil. All of the others had worms, but this one was teeming with them. Is there such a thing as to many worms?


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RE: I've got worms!

The earthworm population is pretty self regulating. Only as many as the available food source will support will stay around.


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How neat! Know the feeling! After a few years of adding OM to my soil, it was as you describe ... teeming ... the the plants seem to like them. I call them my hired hands ... they dig, stir, mix and fertilize and I sip my tea in the shade......like a plutocrat.... lol


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Congratulations! It feels good to see them!


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  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.,USA (My Page) on
    Sat, May 7, 11 at 22:52

Congratulation!!
As most of the persons on this forum already know, I have tons of coffee waste. No worms in the deep pile,just mushrooms & fire ants.
In the raised beds I get 25-50 green fruit beetle grubs per shovel full of soil. Some one said that earthworms was proof of good soil/organic matter. I wonder if grubs count, being they are a life force, that eat organic matter.


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Grubs are not the same as earthworms, jolj.


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  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.,USA (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 22:22

Who said this & why .
They eat organic matter & they loosening the soil.
So what make a foreign species(earthworms), better then a native species(green fruit bettle grubs).
I think you are slitting worms, myself.:-)


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  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.,USA (My Page) on
    Mon, May 23, 11 at 22:07

Got earthworms around my fig tree.


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