“Red Wigglers & Earthworm Facts – What do Earthworms Eat & Earthworm Castings”
Red Wigglers, earth worms, present is one indicator of healthy soil. There are many mysteries about red wigglers, but the absence of red wigglers does not mean nothing will grow. It may indicate something is out of balance in the soil such as high concentrations of salts. Other problems are excessive pesticides, too wet or dry, no organic matter such as dried leaves or grass …etc. I can’t begin to tell you how important red wigglers are for your soil and learning some basic earthworm facts can be beneficial.
Red Wigglers move through the soil allowing oxygen and water to easily enter while dropping earthworm castings. There are many earthworm facts one can find, but probably the most important aspect for having lots of red wigglers is the creation of small canals in the soil that not only aerates the soil but allows oxygen and water to penetrate easily.
What do earthworms eat? Worms eat materials not yet decayed and as they digest these materials they excrete earthworm castings. These earthworm castings are by many considered black gold as they are loaded with nutrients that all plants love! What do earthworms eat may be better answered by what don’t earthworms eat?
Earthworms, or red wigglers, will eat most anything but they adore kitchen scraps. These kitchen scraps, non-animal, of vegetable sources should be added to your compost pile regularly.
An “Earthworm Test” should be performed every year on each garden site and every raised bed. Any gardener should always have an idea of just how many red wigglers occupy any garden.
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What Customers are saying about The Bird Man:
“I never knew there was so much to know about what do earthworms eat until I hired The Bird Man to come check out may gardens. Red wigglers as he calls them along with my newly acquired earthworm facts have made my garden even better. Thanks Birdman!
Tim – Bailey, CO
“I never knew just how good earthworm castings could be for my garden. Last summer we were having problems with our garden and we call The Bird Man for help. He built a three tier compost bin for us along with several raised beds. He taught us what earthworms eat and educated us on earthworm facts and now our garden is doing better than ever. I had no idea just how important these little red wigglers could be for our organic vegetable garden!”
Samantha – Provo, UT
“I thought after 30 years of gardening I had vegetable gardening figured out with not much more to learn. That is until I met The Bird Man. My wife hired him, initially against my better judgment, to help with our garden. All I can say is WOW! This guy really knows his stuff. He helped us redesign and build out our garden and completely re-educated me on composting. He also build us a very easy to use compost bin and showed us how to use red wigglers to our benefit. I learned so much about earthworm facts and exactly what do earthworms eat and my vegetable plants are loving it. Thank You!
Bill & Louis – Franktown, CO