Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wintering Worms

Yes! The days are getting longer, the temps becoming more reasonable, and our worms are starting to become active. This time in the season, I'm able to take a look at how the hoop house worms are doing. Great! I see a lot of healthy pink and several mating pairs of worms. There are already formed worm cocoons everywhere.

When you see two worms entertwined with one another, they are mating. Try not to disturb this process. They will stay together up to 8 hours and each worm will produce a capsule (cocoon) containing 5-21 baby worms.

Spring is not too far away.......

Worm Lady

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hi Everyone!

Leaves make a great insulator for exposed worm bins this winter. Keep Warm!