2000 New Friends


| 2/25/2015 8:04:00 AM


AmyThey're here!

Now before I introduce you, let's back up a few weeks to when I decided to jump on the homesteading bandwagon. Keep in mind that I'm basically starting from scratch out here in suburbia so I'm reading everything I can get my hands on, and the one thing that kept popping up over and over was composting.

So with a few tips from gardening books, tons of YouTube videos, and talking to some experienced gardeners, I figured if I was gonna do this right and help amend this Oklahoma red dirt that's harder than a brick, I'd need a little help. OK, change that to a lot of help!

Enter my new best friends. Approximately 2,000 new best friends ... The Red Wiggler Worms!

In my research Red Wigglers are some of the best for composting. Frankly they seem a bit like slithering little vampires. I mean, they don't like the light, they're blood ... I mean, veggie thirsty critters with voracious appetites, and the weirdly cool thing about them is that what they excrete is pure gold for us gardeners. Sounds gross I know, but when you live with two teenage sons, nothing grosses you out, least of all worm poo.



Now I'm all for organic, no pesticides and adding back into the garden as possible the all natural way. And since I'm not the squeamish sort and thought those little critters were rather cool considering all they'd be doing to help this gal out in her new garden, I knew I needed to invite these critters over to our worm shanty (read: converted Rubbermaid into worm bin).



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