The Q&A Archives: Earthworms for Desert Climes

Question: I just moved to the desert of Arizona and am trying to learn about gardening in this climate. The old farmland where my house was built has absolutely no earthworms due to years of pestisides. What type of earthworm can I get that can handle the high summer temperatures of this heavy clay soil that I have been adding organic matter to? James Chapple, AZ

Answer: I would say red wiggler worms would do okay in hot soils, but I'd contact the following company about worms. They should know it all! Worms Way 7850 North Highway 37 Bloomington, IN 47404 800-274-9676.

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