(gummy worms can't make compost, but they taste good!)
A good, productive soil has lots of organic matter in it. If Mother Nature had her way, the leaves that fell in the fall would stay and decompose and eventually work their way back into the soil. One of those natural cycles. But, we don't always go with the Mother, do we? We rake our leaves and put them out for the green waste haulers. And, then, have to haul in manure and compost to enrich our soil, or don't and wonder why our soil is so bad...sigh...life in the suburbs. This is why I'm interested in worms. I think I could put my coffee grounds, food and vegetable scraps in a box and have some worms turn it into compost and trot it out to some lucky garden spot. I think I could do that. But I'm a beginner...so, I'm sending you over to the Vegetable Gardener, where Chris McLaughlin can tell you a lot more...she's even got a video!
On Friday I linked to VermiDragon Farm, a worm farm supplier in the California's Sierra foothills. Today I got a note from fellow bloggers, Toronto Gardens, who had high praise for All Things Organic.