fiona smith wrote: not so sure if they [red wrigglers] are comfortable in a garden as yet, i am just about to find out!
Thom Foote wrote:For the past 2 years I have been keeping red wigglers in order to generate castings. I have found that the competition for resources that can be their food is too intense for the amount of material returned. So, I recently took the worms and put them into my compost bins and shut down my vermiculture operation. I took another batch and put them into the 1/2 acre of leaf mulched planting area I will plant next year. My compost is a hot pile and they migrate to the outer, cooler edges as needed. When I use the compost in the garden, they go with it and keep reproducing. I get much more bang for buck by having them in the compost bins.