Responsible, Organic, Simple & Earth-Friendly Earthworms

Mouchet, Paulette
May 2012
American Rose;May/Jun2012, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p32
The article focuses on earthworms and how they improve the soil. It describes several kinds of earthworm, including "lumbricus terrestris" which is known as earthworm in the U.K. and nightcrawler in the U.S., anecic worms, and epigeic worms. Earthworms enhance soil quality by shredding organic matter, by their casts, and by mixing the soil. The author advises gardeners to provide lots of rich organic material for earthworms to eat so that they will stay longer to fertilize the soil.


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