We just received the following questions from one of our readers: What is the value of adding worms to virgin ground? What is the value of worms over land drains? How many worms per average 50 square meter garden would you add?
Since that’s all the information we have to go off, we believe that our reader is curious about composting, using worms in gardening, or worm farming.
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Although our site is called “All About Worms” we are more versed in identifying worms and worm-like species, and less familiar with the logistics of starting a worm farm, or the specific formulas for calculating the ideal worm to soil ratio.
We do know that most people use red wigglers as their candidate worm, and they usually purchase a starting supply from an online market or garden supply store. People house these worms in cardboard boxes, where the worms eat and breed rapidly. The worm castings can be used to aid the growth of a garden or potted plants.
We recommend this reader check out the plethora of sites that exist and focus solely on worm farming or “vermiculture.” They will be better suited to answer his specific questions about his project!
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All in all, a reader asked us some detailed questions about the logistics of worm farming. We offered some general information on the topic, but we recommend he refer to a site that is specific to vermiculture.