While harvesting salad greens tonight, I noticed again that my Northeast bed has many more worms than my Southwest bed. Everytime I dig in the Northeast bed I disturb worms — I don’t even have to dig very deeply. But in the Southwest bed, I rarely see worms. The beds have been filled with and amended with the exact same constituents, although not in exactly identical amounts.
I can’t figure out why this might be — the best I can come up with is that the Northeast bed was covered all winter and never froze all the way through, so the worms stayed cozy in the bed all winter.
What can I do to increase the worm population in the Southwest bed? I trench compost, which is supposed to be very good for attracting worms. Other ideas? I’m actually thinking of transporting them from one bed to the other as I find them.