My question has to do with borax - is it toxic to earthworms? Because it has many uses around the home and garden I thought I would try it in my worm beds. It appears as though the worms are not fond of it.
I feed my worms once a week a mixture of compost, peat moss, tea and coffee grounds, bone meal and about 5 per cent organic layer pellets.
I make the compost using horse manure, leaves, grass clippings, rock dusts and shredded garden debris which is used after temperature has returned to normal.
I have been doing this for several years and the worms love it. However, at the last feeding I added a small amount of borax and the worms refused to come to the surface as they normally do.
Have you had experience with this?
Thanks, Rand Berger, Caballo, NM.