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NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,804

I have just dug over a bed in an old greenhouse and it has only 4 worms in the entire area. 6 x 12 foot

I am aware that I did not find all of the worms as some of them were hiding !!!!

Can I buy worms to add to the soil

Views and comments please chums.

Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,206

    Don't buy worms, improve the soil and they will come.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,804

    I know how to improve soil but I was asking for reasons to and not to add new worms

    What experience have you had re worms

    And what does THFC mean

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,322

    There are different types of worms for different situations ... introducing the wrong sort won't be of any benefit as they will move on to find conditions more to their liking ... improve the soil by adding lots of organic matter and the right sort of worms will find it. 

    "....And what does THFC mean ..."

     at a guess - Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,804

    Thanks Dove.........as usual a    Helpful    Post

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,322

    Yes, good point Philippa ... worms tend to go much deeper in the winter ... sometimes several feet down ... to avoid freezing.  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    NewBoy2 says:

    I know how to improve soil but I was asking for reasons to and not to add new worms

    What experience have you had re worms

    And what does THFC mean

    See original post

    If you improve the soil you're on the way to a good collection of worms. Importing them to unsuitable soil is pointless, they'll either move out or die. That is a reason not to import them

    There are areas in my garden that are wormless, but as I improve parts the worms move in.

    I can't help with THFC, no idea.

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,433

    I think I've lost the thread worms. Where did thisTHFC  business come from?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,322

    It's in Punkdoc's biog ... he supports THFC ... Spurs!  image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 Posts: 21,433

    Aahh football hmm. Well there you go.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,201

    I thought thread worms were things you get in your guts!!! I agree about improving the soil: I was turning my compost heap yesterday and it was full of worms.

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