Hello, fellow worm farmers! My name is Chris, I am 55 years young, and I live in SW Georgia. I've been dabbling with worms for a couple of years now, but lost them all last year when I moved them outside into raised beds and couldn't keep up with the heat and drought.
I am now starting over with 6 55-gallon drum halves that I bought from a bait worm farmer that was going out of business due to health issues. They have been very neglected, so my first step was to break up the compacted material and split it in half to get them 1/2 barrel of fresh bedding and a steady supply of food. So, now I have 12. Looking forward to getting them all in completely fresh bedding and getting my business going. I currently work full-time outside the home, so this is taking quite a while.
Selling bait worms (European Nightcrawlers, aka "Big Reds") is the main goal, but spreading the word about the magic of castings is also a goal of mine. I have a huge garden and fruit trees and bushes, and want to teach people how to stop relying on grocery stores and box stores for all their food and fertilizer, and how castings can help them in their gardening journey.