Worms for my new compost pile - Knowledgebase Question

Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
Question by firewood4
August 15, 2010
How can I quickly encourage worms to flourish in my new compost pile?


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Answer from NGA
August 15, 2010

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Earthworms don't like the heat generated by a working compost pile so don't expect them to show up any time soon. There are lots of other beneficials, though, such as microbes, that do like a warm compost pile and you can introduce them by simply adding a shovelful of garden soil to your compost pile. As they find food to eat they will multiply and help decompose the organic matter you toss into your compost pile.

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