Hey kids! I did not see a forum on composting (unless I somehow overlooked it!), so I am posting this public service message here.
If like myself you are trying to rebuild depleted, dead soil, you probably are already adding compost to your garden. Worm castings are also extremely good although I have not used those yet. I really want to add live earthworms to my garden, but right now, the soil is not really rich enough to support them. However, I found a lovely seller in Oregon who not only sells earthworm castings but will sell cocoons and babies as well. He sells for a very reasonable price, too.
This is fabulous news for me as I have been looking for live earthworms since last year and could not find any. Now I know, though, that I should not add them until my soil is rich enough to support them, so maybe next year(?) How long does it take the soil to become rich enough to support earthworms if you compost at least twice per year by the way??
Anyway, for anyone interested in buying castings or the cocoons and babies, the man's name is Peter. He sells on etsy. His shop is called Pinecreek Enterprises.
You are very welcome!