Wigglers at work

With a vermicomposting box, gardeners let earthworms do the dirty work of building fertile soil

Posted: August 16, 2014 at 2:02 a.m.

Despite his sister Katie Mainard O’Connell’s enthusiasm, Kevin Mainard O’Connell (left) isn’t convinced Aug. 8 that the mail-order worms they’ve just unpacked are still alive. The red wigglers will live in a commercial worm compost stand in the basement of the Mainard O’Connell home in Little Rock.

Whenever I am working in my garden and I find an earthworm in the soil, it gives me great joy. Earthworms are a sure sign that the soil is healthy and good for our plants.

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