May 20, 2018 11:44 AM CST
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Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
I've been interested in having a worm bed for some time now. Started watching some YouTube videos on easy ways to do it. I mainly wanted the castings. The last few days I've been putting out my tomatoes and peppers and I am astounded how many worms I already have. Not exaggerating, one hand shovel and there's sometimes 6-8 worms! Last year I covered my beds with chopped leaves and that seems to have done the trick. And, as a bonus, I now have brown matter in the middle of summer to add to my compost.

This past winter we had little moisture and my compost bed took a vacation. I revved it up with a turn and some water and I'm cooking at at least 130 degrees. (I don't have a long enough temp gauge to get to the heart.) I'm hoping to have a lot ready in the next couple weeks, as I had very little to use this spring. Just wondering if I'm unaware worms are taking over the earth.
May 20, 2018 12:10 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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LOL, this is lovely and no, not any more than before now.

But beware--the creatures who eat worms will soon discover the buffet! Hope it won't end up being anything you don't want. Thumbs up
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May 24, 2018 8:10 AM CST
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Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Oh, they're there as soon as they see me with a shovel in my hand.
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