I work a lot in my flowerbeds. I have four in various areas in the yard. I just finished digging a small bed 5 feet long and I went down 7 inches.
It occurred to me this morning that its been years since I saw an earthworm. Even in that new area I just dug and screened (removing the rocks). Not one worm.
How unusual is it not to find earthworms?
I recall old time gardeners saying earthworms are very beneficial. They enrich and break down the soil.
How can I introduce earthworms into the yard? Are the ones at a bait & tackle shop ok to use? Can I just dump the bait container into the flowerbed?