Quantcast
The Worm Dude
     
 
Home Worm Stuff Blog Policies About Us Contact Us
 
 
 

Everyone LOVES our African Nightcrawlers

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Hi Jerry, 

The ANC’s arrived today. Thank you.. The box was so heavy.  Initially, I thought I got someone else’s order by mistake, but after opening, I’m assuming, its a pound of ANC’s and a few pounds of castings. Haven’t taken the worm out yet, I’ll do that in a couple of hours after my son gets home so he can watch them disappear.

I also wanted to thank you for the tip in your blog about soaking your bedding for at least 24 hours. Mine soaked between 48 and 72 and I’m pretty sure they like it. I haven’t had 1 try to run and they seem to be evenly dispersed through out the bedding. Great thing about soaking is, I haven’t had to mist since I put the bedding in, and it still feels evenly moist throughout.

Thanks,
David

 

African Nightcrawlers…Great For Raised Beds In Warm Climates!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

I constantly get requests from all over the country for worms that help break up clay soil. My answer is always the same, Get some Alabama Jumpers, along with adding a lot of organic material and some moisture….a natural solution!  To this day, I smile when I see Jumpers in every shovelful of soil in my yard.

But, what about raised beds?  Because raised beds are built to not be walked on,  aeration should not be a major concern.  Additionally, raised beds are typically filled with LOTS of organic material…The smart gardener would never add only garden soil to a raised bed. Sooo…you’ve got a raised bed filled with organic material, and (Hopefully) lots of plants. But you want WORMS,…..LOTS AND LOTS OF WORMS eating the organic material, and…ahem…processing it.

This is where African Nightcrawlers come into play.  African Nightcrawlers are relatively large, active composting worms that would love to “Process” all over your raised beds. Don’t worry about them eating your live plants, that’s not what composting worms do. Soon your raised beds will be full of beneficial bacteria, and you’ll have a smile on your face from seeing worms every time you garden in your beds.