Friday, January 6, 2012

Worms, worms, worms

Last year, my son gave "worm farming" a shot in his Waco apartment. Suffice it to say that the farm went south. But it's such a cool idea–growing and encouraging worms in your yard. On that note, I just read "Worming his way out of ugly lawn," Roy Bragg's column in Wednesday's San Antonio Express-News, which featured Kyle Harrell and his backyard worm farm. Naturally, Harrell's got a blog: Texas Red Worms. Very interesting venture!

3 comments:

Marilyn Kircus said...

I've had worms that lived in a bin on the north side of my house for years in Houston. I gave away my extra worms when I harvested the compost. They make the most wonderful compost very quickly, are fun for kids, and give even apartment dwellers an easy way to compost.

I would have given you my worms when I left Dripping Springs for a traveling life. I couldn't find anyone who wanted them.

I had an e-mail about why I think everyone should have them that featured on You Bet Your Garden with Mike McGraph.

http://www.whyy.org/podcast/garden/garden20101211.mp3

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Hmmm, I'm having trouble finding/linking to the link you gave. Patrick had trouble with them getting out of his bin, then he flies or something. He eventually gave up.

Cynthia Walker Pickens said...

We tried it for a year and it was fun. Then we hit a long spell where we didn't have time to divide, and lost all our worms. It was fun, but it was hard to make time for the divide (and my fellow farmers weren't very enthusiastic about the effort needed!)

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