Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer This forum is an area where you may discuss the soil to grow banana plants in, as well as soil additives such as teas, composts, manures, fertilizers and related topics.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-24-2021, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
The Cat Whisperer
 
Snarkie's Avatar
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
Zone: 8b, pushing 9a
Name: D.A. Hänks
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2,081
BananaBucks : 108,874
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,208 Times
Was Thanked 1,940 Times in 1,126 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,052 Times
Question Buying nightcrawlers for the garden?

I just got some really good sludge from the edge of the road at the bottom of a hill in a curve. It stays wet and all of the oak leaves have mulched down, along with some road sand. This stuff has been stewing for years and when I put the shovel in it, it smelled just like a Louisiana swamp. It was chock full of earthworms too, which leads me to my question:

Has anyone ever purchased nightcrawlers from a bait shop and put them in your garden? Is it worth spending the money? How many is too many?
__________________
Doug (D.A. Hänks) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2955582/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


The Only Eastern Redwood Forest in America




"Nuke my 'nanners, will you?!"
Snarkie is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Snarkie

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 05-24-2021, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Container grower
 
cincinnana's Avatar
 
Location: Southwest Ohio U.S.A.🇺🇸
Zone: HZ 6/5 Microclimate - Elevation 750 feet- 228.60 meters
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 7,865
BananaBucks : 10,306
Feedback: 7 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,815 Times
Was Thanked 10,793 Times in 4,460 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,639 Times
Default Re: Buying nightcrawlers for the garden?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snarkie View Post
I just got some really good sludge from the edge of the road at the bottom of a hill in a curve. It stays wet and all of the oak leaves have mulched down, along with some road sand. This stuff has been stewing for years and when I put the shovel in it, it smelled just like a Louisiana swamp. It was chock full of earthworms too, which leads me to my question:

Has anyone ever purchased nightcrawlers from a bait shop and put them in your garden? Is it worth spending the money? How many is too many?
This is a youtube question ....
__________________
🌴
cincinnana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To cincinnana
Old 05-24-2021, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
sirdoofus's Avatar
 
Location: Central Vancouver Island, BC Canada
Zone: AgCan 7b, USDA 6b
Name: Mike
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 619
BananaBucks : 19,589
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,131 Times
Was Thanked 544 Times in 339 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 50 Times
Default Re: Buying nightcrawlers for the garden?

I have thrown leftover night crawlers into the garden after a day of fishing on several occasions but I can't say I noticed any difference, good or bad. Although there are already so many worms I can't really imagine it would do much.

I can't say I have seen any of them after the introductions either.

And just the process of turning poor soil into good will usually attract plenty of worms in and of itself...... in my experience
__________________
Who keeps calling me nuts??

Last edited by sirdoofus : 05-24-2021 at 07:05 PM. Reason: left out a sentence
sirdoofus is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sirdoofus
Said thanks:
Old 05-24-2021, 09:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Zone: 6 1/2
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 137
BananaBucks : 21,327
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 302 Times
Was Thanked 139 Times in 70 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 99 Times
Default Re: Buying nightcrawlers for the garden?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cincinnana View Post
This is a youtube question ....
Bait shop night crawlers are a Canadian species that will not survive in our climate.
George Webster is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To George Webster
Said thanks:
Old 05-25-2021, 05:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
The Cat Whisperer
 
Snarkie's Avatar
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
Zone: 8b, pushing 9a
Name: D.A. Hänks
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2,081
BananaBucks : 108,874
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,208 Times
Was Thanked 1,940 Times in 1,126 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,052 Times
Default Re: Buying nightcrawlers for the garden?

Quote:
Originally Posted by George Webster View Post
Bait shop night crawlers are a Canadian species that will not survive in our climate.
That definitely answers the question, thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sirdoofus
And just the process of turning poor soil into good will usually attract plenty of worms in and of itself...... in my experience
Well I agree, except that these are raised beds and the bottoms are lined with newspaper, so it's going to act as a barrier for awhile. Anything I add will be contained for at least a few seasons. George Webster saved me some time, money and brain wracking with his answer, so I'll get more of the "road muck" and harvest the worms from it now, as it's getting mixed in, in a few months anyway.
__________________
Doug (D.A. Hänks) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2955582/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


The Only Eastern Redwood Forest in America




"Nuke my 'nanners, will you?!"
Snarkie is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Snarkie
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Old 05-25-2021, 05:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
Container grower
 
cincinnana's Avatar
 
Location: Southwest Ohio U.S.A.🇺🇸
Zone: HZ 6/5 Microclimate - Elevation 750 feet- 228.60 meters
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 7,865
BananaBucks : 10,306
Feedback: 7 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,815 Times
Was Thanked 10,793 Times in 4,460 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,639 Times
Smile Re: Buying nightcrawlers for the garden?

There are some decent vermiposting vids on youtube.
You may start your own worm farm with red wigglers and introduce them to your garden area.


This is a worm which is becoming a problem.

https://neinvasives.com/species/inse...n-jumping-worm
__________________
🌴
cincinnana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To cincinnana
Said thanks:
Old 05-25-2021, 06:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
The Cat Whisperer
 
Snarkie's Avatar
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
Zone: 8b, pushing 9a
Name: D.A. Hänks
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2,081
BananaBucks : 108,874
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,208 Times
Was Thanked 1,940 Times in 1,126 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,052 Times
Default Re: Buying nightcrawlers for the garden?

Does every invasive species from Asia jump? First the carp, now the worms? What's next, Asian jumping frogs?

If anyone says elephants, I'm gonna hit you.



Edit: I just watched that video, and I think some of those I brought home were wriggling like that. I'll have to check the rest of the container to see if there are any left and look at the band. I mean, I was amazed at how bug shyte crazy they were going; just like a snake.
__________________
Doug (D.A. Hänks) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2955582/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


The Only Eastern Redwood Forest in America




"Nuke my 'nanners, will you?!"

Last edited by Snarkie : 05-25-2021 at 06:47 AM.
Snarkie is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Snarkie
Said thanks:
Old 05-25-2021, 12:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
sirdoofus's Avatar
 
Location: Central Vancouver Island, BC Canada
Zone: AgCan 7b, USDA 6b
Name: Mike
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 619
BananaBucks : 19,589
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,131 Times
Was Thanked 544 Times in 339 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 50 Times
Default Re: Buying nightcrawlers for the garden?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cincinnana View Post

This is a worm which is becoming a problem.

https://neinvasives.com/species/inse...n-jumping-worm
That would suck, I guess I had better examine future bait purchases a little more closely.
__________________
Who keeps calling me nuts??
sirdoofus is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sirdoofus
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
buying online Mwolfe Main Banana Discussion 4 04-22-2016 08:38 PM
Buying in the UK BULLYBITE Main Banana Discussion 1 04-15-2010 11:17 AM
Guide to a DIY Japanese Zen-garden and actualy any garden karesansui DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 2 06-27-2009 05:56 AM
Buying online drawman Main Banana Discussion 18 03-08-2008 03:25 PM
Buying from Agristarts kgbenson Main Banana Discussion 12 06-22-2007 07:31 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 PM.





All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.