Originally Posted by vtgorilla
I was wondering if keeping earthworms in potted indoor plants would make any sense. Or perhaps, if they could survive. I certainly don't want to kill any earthworms by trying!
I heard of a startup company that is creating fertalizer out of earthworm poop which made me ponder the idea of keeping worms in my potted plants. Of course I really don't know anything about worm care (and now I'm getting images in my head from 'Dumb and Dumber' ...worm farms in a store called 'we got worms')...
Anyone know anything about the subject?? Opinions?
First of all, a couple of worms in a potted plant is not enough to produce the amount of worm poop/castings desired to make your plants grow healthier. You should raise these worms and let them reproduce so you have enough works working for you.
Also, do you know what type of worms they are? Red Wiggler worms
are the best for vermicomposting (this is the process of composting with worms so you can produce worm castings and worm tea as fertilizer for your garden) however, you need to keep this type of composting worms
in a bin which will serve as a home to them if given favorable living conditions.. This is because there was a study that it is not good to release Red Wigglers to the environment since they are non-native and there was also a study stating that red wigglers can do harm to our environments eco-system.