Red Worm Origins

“Hi there, Could you tell me where Red Worms (Eisenia fetida) originate from? If they got into my garden soil when I was adding some vermicompst, would they cause any harm to my garden?  Would they survive? Thank you” ~ Ashley, Johannesburg, South Africa Hi Ashley, According to Edwards and Bohlen (1996), Red Worms (Eisenia…

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Purchasing Red Worms From A Bait Store

“Are red worms from a bait store the same as the red worms that I would order from gardening catalogs? Thanks,” ~ Sandy Hi Sandy – That is a good question since it highlights the limitations of relying solely on ‘common names’. I’m sure there are a lot of bait shops that carry ‘Red Worms’,…

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Tennessee Brown Nose Worms

“I would like to find Tennessee Brown nose worms, do you have them and where I could order them from email?” ~ Carolyn Morgan Hi Carolyn, Your question brings up the important topic of worm nomenclature (fancy word for ‘naming’), something that can lead to a fair bit of confusion when you are first learning…

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Different Types Of Composting Worms

“I used to have a worm bed several years ago, but I have since forgotten a lot about it. My son and I went fishing today and several cups of worms were left behind by other people. I picked them up and brought them home. Noticing later that there were three different types of worms,…

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