Wednesday, October 9, 2013


We think we must have lots of earthworms around. After the rain we had the other day the ground is covered in what looks like worm casts. They must have loved that rain because they have been very busy ever since. The worms don't come above ground but we've been assured by Tevia that when you dig a little you will find lots of them.

Worm castings are the organic material that has been digested by worms. They have the texture of coffee grounds or peat moss. They contain beneficial bacteria and enzymes and are richer in nitrogen and phosphates than the material ingested by the earthworm. Some people add earthworms to their compost pile to accelerate the composting process. This process is called vermicomposting.

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