Worm towers installed in all the gardens.
Eisenia fetida (Red Wriggler Worms) are native to Europe, so where there is decaying organic matter, there are also great little friends of the garden to be found. I moved many individuals from the compost bin to the gardens as I amended the soil, and this year, I’m trying worm towers.
During the year, you deposit your compost in the receptacles. Worms crawl in through the buried holes and eat the decaying matter, and distribute their casings throughout the garden. The compost also leaches “compost tea,” encouraging a biodynamic and nutritious environment for your plants.
I have planted the area around my three current towers with lettuce, a nitrogen-loving crop. It should benefit greatly from the kitchen-scrap mix the worms will break down in the towers.