You’re SO ahead of the Game! Wiggly Customers REALLY ARE combatting Earthworm Decline

Today’s headlines in The Economist, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, and more are full of doom and gloom for the UK’s Earthworms. I’m not entirely convinced as I see worms daily (!)  but they have reports that there is a serious decline in earthworm populations, and of course worms are a critical component of healthy ecosystems and vibrant gardens.

Source: The Times 

Source: The Economist

Source: The Guardian

However, you dear Wiggly Customer are a beacon of hope – and indeed a community of eco-conscious gardeners.

Earthworms, those unassuming heroes of the soil, play a vital role in maintaining soil health and fertility. Their burrowing aerates the soil, allowing water and nutrients to penetrate deep down, while their poop, or castings, enrich the soil with essential nutrients. The concern is that habitat loss, pollution, and intensive agricultural practices are causing a decline.

In response, Regenerative Agriculature is changing all this, with a focus on soil health and worm populations and at the same time on an individual scale Wiggly customers are leading the charge in reversing this trend through sustainable gardening practices.

How to Encourage Earthworms in Your Garden:
1.    Avoid Chemicals: Pesticides and synthetic fertilisers harm earthworms and disrupt the delicate balance of the soil ecosystem. Opt for organic alternatives and embrace natural pest control methods like companion planting.
2.    Mulch: Mulching with organic matter such as leaves, straw, or grass clippings provides earthworms with food and shelter while retaining moisture in the soil.
3.    Dig Less, Plant More: Digging disturbs earthworm habitats. Instead, relax and practice a no dig approach wherever you can. It’s a good idea to incorporate perennial plants into your garden, providing continuous food sources and habitat for earthworms.
4.    Compost: Composting worms, such as red wigglers, are among the 27 species of UK Earthworms. These voracious decomposers turn kitchen scraps and garden waste into nutrient-rich compost, known as “black gold,” which enhances soil structure, fertility, and microbial activity.

Well Done Wigglers: By harnessing the power of composting worms, Wiggly Wigglers customers not only reduce their environmental footprint but also improve soil health and support earthworm populations indirectly.

Composting is a win-win solution for both the environment and gardeners. It diverts organic waste from landfills, where it would otherwise contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, while simultaneously creating a valuable resource for enriching garden soil.

When you add your compost to your soil it retains moisture more effectively, reduces the need for chemical fertilisers, and promotes the growth of healthy, vibrant plants. It’s a natural, sustainable way to nurture your garden while supporting biodiversity and resilience in the ecosystem.

So in my view whilst the decline in earthworm populations is a cause for concern it’s easy for individuals to action and make a positive change. By adopting eco-friendly gardening practices, supporting composting initiatives, and prioritising soil health, we can all contribute to a brighter, more sustainable future for earthworms and our planet as a whole.

And I say to you WIGGLE ON!

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