To prepare for a tear-down rebuild, I had to remove our raised garden beds. Given the effort that went into building them, there was no way I was going to lose those beds to the gears of progress--though I was much more concerned about the soil than the Cypress boxes!
While removing the soil from the beds I noticed that I wasn't seeing any worms. Is this lack of worms a sign of unhealthy soil, or perhaps just a result of looking in October?
The soil was built through blending approximately equal parts of native soil (clay), humus, manure and vermiculite.