The Frame It All Worm Box is an essential component to every raised garden, to add to the quality of the soil and in doing so provide for sturdier and healthier veggies, fruits and flowers. Locate it in the soil in the deepest of your raised garden beds.
The easy to assemble, affordably-priced, Worm Box – no tools required, has multiple entrances in every surface to encourage worms to take up residence. Add chopped up leaves, grass clippings, torn up wet newspaper and mealtime scraps to create your own compost. You’ll be amazed at just how much this will improve your soil.
By their activity in the soil, earthworms offer many benefits: increased nutrient availability, better drainage, and a more stable soil structure, all of which help improve your produce.
Worms feed on plant debris (dead roots, leaves, grasses, manure) and soil. Their digestive system concentrates the organic and mineral constituents in the food they eat, so their casts are richer in available nutrients than the soil around them. Nitrogen in the casts is readily available to plants. Worm bodies decompose rapidly, further contributing to the nitrogen content of soil.
Worms often leave their nutrient-rich casts in their tunnels, providing a favorable environment for plant root growth. The tunnels also allow roots to penetrate deeper into the soil, where they can reach extra moisture and nutrients. Earthworm tunneling can help incorporate nutrients and fertilizer into the soil.
The extensive channeling and burrowing by earthworms loosens and aerates the soil and improves soil drainage. Soils with earthworms drain up to 10 times faster than soils without earthworms. Their tunnels also act, under the influence of rain, irrigation and gravity, as passageways for nutrients and other material.
With extensive garden bed designs you may want to consider using several Worm Boxes
The Frame It All system of modular raised garden beds, borders, sandboxes and accessories was designed by our founder, Anthony Topping. As a professional landscape designer who had spent many years designing high-end gardens in the Tri- State New York area, he felt there had to be a way to give homeowners the ability to easily create quality landscaping features and gardens for much less than paying a professional.
Here’s a note from Anthony on why he designed this product:
"The soil in every garden benefits by the lowly earthworm taking up residence; which is why I try to incorporate a Worm Box into my raised garden beds, space permitting. Increase the size of your raised garden bed by adding additional kits which can stack and connect to expand your garden over time? It’ s so easy. No need to move soil – just stack onto your raised garden and fill with more soil or, to increase the length swing out one side board and add additional boards.” – Anthony