I've just found your site and got your book.
I started growing worms just before Christmas, 2011. I started because I wanted to use their castings and to introduce worms into my garden. I've since found that putting worms into my garden is not a good idea. That's like sending them to their death.
I have spent the late fall and winter building up my soil. I live in the Southwestern US, New Mexico. It is a high desert soil. High in pH, 8.0+. I have used the "Joy of Gardening" published in the early 80's through Troy Built and their recipe for lowering the pH by 1.0.
I have also loaded down the soil with dry horse manure (4"-6" tilled and watered several times during the winter). I've become pretty particular about what manure I get. The horses have been wormed at least 4-5 months before putting in my garden and they have been feed at least the 3rd cutting of alfalfa (minimize weed seed). With using drip irrigation, this seems to prevent having a lot of weeds.
I plan to mulch with a material that contains lots of a very good quality of timothy hay, sawdust and rabbit manure.
With this limited information, I'd like comments, suggestions, any thoughts people might have pro and con about the feasibility of introducing worms into my garden.
I don't mind good constructive criticism. That's how we learn. LOLOL
I could feed and water areas outside the drip irrigation areas, this will probably aid in their survival. From what I've read on the Internet, it depends on how closely I can duplicate a bin environment. I guess I could experiment. Everything associated with my garden is an experiment.
Thanks for your inputs,