Worm-hunting is therapeutic for me. Finding a worm combines the thrill of the hunt with the concentrated, focused attention of meditation. That rush of adrenalin combined with a dopamine hit when I find a worm -whata Eureka Moment! I often wonder if all the wiggling the worms do when I find them is because of their adrenalin hit . . .
I started a worm farm but found out that earth worms don’t make good farm animals. You need red wigglers for farms. So now I dig the earth worms out of the flower beds and directly put them into my vegetable garden. They are free range worms.
I planted marigolds to ward off insect critters.
DID YOU KNOW? If all worms on the planet died (bees too), life as we know it would cease. Worms are busy little bees: They break down organic matter; They aerate the soil; They help to combine organic matter into the top soil and; They even can eat and pacify harmful
industrial chemicals such as those containing arsenic!
I do not want any arsenic in my vegetables. I better go find some more worms.
P.S. Thank you Laurie M. for my starter seedlings.
P.P. S Thank you Rick & Sheila for the only flower-plant that I can’t kill.
P.P.P.S. The 1/2 Mirapex is working so far! I’m not exhausted. However, I have become addicted to finding worms.