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Old 07-20-2013, 02:54 PM
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Putting red worms in lawn to create castings long term?

My lawn has night crawlers only. I've read that red wigglers are best for generating worm castings. My thought was after aerating this fall, spreading red wigglers out and hoping to create a self generating fertilizer with the castings.

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Old 07-20-2013, 03:53 PM
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Sorry Mike.

Red wrigglers will not survive in soils.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisenia_fetida

But you can make great fertilizer with them by feeding them kitchen waste.
I have one of these http://unclejimswormfarm.com/index.p...FdGj4AodBjUA4w
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:57 AM
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Thanks Barry. I was just trying to eliminate a step.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:30 AM
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What kind of reddish worm do I find coiled up in the garden in the Spring about a foot or so down??? They are not nightcrawlers but are all over in the garden soils...
I have no clue if they are also under the turf, but they are in gardens for sure...
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:06 PM
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Axe,

Start here:
http://www.nrri.umn.edu/worms/identification/
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