Gardeners should do their homework to avoid bringing jumping worms home. They should check with gardening supply stores to find out where they source mulch. In addition to looking over mulch brought home from the store, gardeners should inspect plants over a week before putting them in the ground.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler explores how a mail-order seed company located right here in the state breeds, grows, packages and sells garden seed specially suited for growing in this region.
In January, give them a bit of fertilizer and put them in a sunny window that isn’t subject to cold drafts, or put them under a shop light on a timer so that they get 6-8 hours of bright light every day.