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Old 07-23-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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Where can I buy red worms locally to add to my new garden? -thx
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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I was hoping someone would know. Wanted to pick some up this weekend.
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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A bait shop should have them.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: St Augustine
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I know gecko gardens near southside has ladybugs and praying mantis but as HIF said bait stores (Walmart usually has a cooler in the fishing dept w/ worms)
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Are worms not native to North Florida? I'm surprised you'd have to add them anywhere in the south.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Deerwood
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Worms With "The Right Stuff"

REDWORMS:
]Eisenia Foetida
This variety is the best redworm for home composting. They produce a large amount of compost in their natural habitats of leaves, manure, compost piles and in many other decaying organic materials.
Lumbricus Rebellus
This variety will adapt to the worm box environment, but they are really a soil earthworm. Their natural habitat is in soils which contain a lot of organic matter.
Redworms are on the market under many different common names. Some people call them "red wigglers," or "manure worms." Fishing suppliers may call them "red hybrid," "dungworm," or "striped worm." All these names are for the same kind of redworms. If you order from commercial breeders, your best choice is Eisenia Foetida. This variety is used by many for worm composting projects. The Cooperative Extension office has names of suppliers.
]OTHER WORMS:
Worms NOT to use:
Lumbricus terrestris
This is the night crawer. This variety is the most studied of all earthworms and most sold to farmers and gardeners. They are very important for soil improvements and are widely raised for that purpose. They like to tunnel in the soil, sometimes 3 feet deep. They come to the surface foraging for organic matter, which they take into their furrows. They mix sub-soil with their food and deposit their castings on the surface. Their burrows aid in soil aeration and allow for better water penetration. Nightcrawlers have a very important role in our ecosystem but don’t adapt to the shallow worm box environment.
Garden worms:
There are more earthworm varieties that might show up in somebody’s garden. To identify worms you have to count the segments, study their sexual organs and their behavior. It’s best to stay with redworms for your worm box.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:25 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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"To identify worms you have to count the segments, study their sexual organs and their behavior."

I've just discovered yet another reason that gardening is not for me.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:51 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Once you have finished your garden,lay down layers of newspaper before putting your mulch down, this will help attract earthworms. Added benefit is it will also help to control weeds
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Once you have finished your garden,lay down layers of newspaper before putting your mulch down, this will help attract earthworms. Added benefit is it will also help to control weeds
Huh? So lay them around the plants?
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Yes
Or you could lay the newspaper down ( you have to wet it first about 7 or 8 sheets ) then cut a hole to put in the plant
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