Can You Grow Your Own Worms?

Is it OK to have worms in your garden?

Earthworms are a key element in a healthy garden ecosystem, but can your garden have too much of a good thing.

By and large, there is no need for concern because earthworms don’t feed on live plant tissue and aerate soil for healthy plant growth..

Are eggshells good for worms?

Inside the gizzard small rocks and other gritty materials, like eggshells, help to break down large food particles for digestion. In essence, toothless worms use eggshell grit in the gizzard to “chew” the food they’ve eaten.

Are coffee grounds good for worms?

Soil-borne bacteria and fungi break down the various chemical components of coffee grounds after several months. Earthworms are also able to use this food source. Earthworms consume coffee grounds and deposit them deep in soil. This may account for noted improvements in soil structure such as increased aggregation.

How do you raise your own worms?

A more thrifty solution is to raise your own worms in your very own worm bed (also known as a “composter”). It’s as easy as drilling some holes in an ordinary foam or plastic container, putting down a layer of shredded paper, filling it with a few inches of potting soil, and adding a little water.