We talk a lot about using red wiggler worms to make your compost, and more often than not, there is a need to handle the squiggly, wiggly little guys when adding them to your compost bin or garden. There’s an easier way, for the worm-shy composter.
If your garden is in the needs of a little worm help to increase the nutrient levels and richen the soil, the “how to get those wiggly worms to do what you want” issue needs to be raised. Placing a few hundred, or a few thousand red wiggler worms in your garden in their squirmy state could be a little challenging.
Vermipods provide a more efficient alternative to add any number of worms to your garden, compost bin or even your yard. A vermipod an earthworm cocoon encased in nutrient rich clay, that looks like a small rock.
I took a walk on Monday to see what was blooming, and found only one plant blooming, a shrub which looked to me like a pussy willow. I looked through my books and discovered that’s exactly what it was: Salix discolor, the pussy willow. This surprised me a little bit, because I thought those decorative pussy willows sold everywhere in late winter were of European origin. According to William Cullina, author of Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines they are: “Most of the cut pussy willows sold by florists are European, especially florist’s willow.