No-Till Organic Four-Season Year-Round Gardening with Red Wiggler Worms
Beautiful healthy red wigglers, the most-prized element in our self-sufficient garden eco-system. We compost in place in our raised beds. For our no-work, no-till organic zero-mile self-sufficient garden, we just bury the compost under the mulch and let the red wiggler compost worms live and eat and deposit precious earthworm castings in place without our having to lift a finger beyond feeding them with fruit and veggie peels. The worms eat their weight in compost everyday and deposit earthworm castings - or to put it in common parlance: worm poop - directly into the soil. This amazing source of natural organic fertilizer is full of nutrients and moisture and humus and you really don't need much else by way of additives in your soil for healthy, disease-resistant plants. Worm castings are plants' natural perfect food. We call this the red wiggler worm no-work, no-till gardening.
The soil in the raised bed becomes dark, incredibly humus-y and rich in all the nutrients plants need. The resulting dark-coloured soil absorbs more heat, helping plants get an earlier, warmer start to the season as well as produce later harvests late into the fall and throughout winter.
And best of all, the hard-working red wiggler compost worms keep the soil moist and aerated throughout the four seasons, which is the secret to our four-season gardening here in the Pacific Northwest. This is especially important for container gardens. The worm activities provide much needed moisture to the soil, greatly reducing the amount of watering you need to do and more organic and better than most so-called self-watering containers with water reservoirs that go for a lot of money.
Because we are busy with life, we appreciate not having to ever till our organic garden or fertilize it. These beautiful wiggly worms do all the work by just being what they are and doing what they are meant to do. We consider gardening this way the best synergy with Mother Nature ever!
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