Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Home Grown: The Benefits of Earthworms

> Rainfall is better able to enter the soil when lots of earthworms are burrowing. This eliminates the water erosion and puddling which can kill young plants.

> In the case of Lumbricus Terrestris and about 50 other species of earthworms which have similar habits, the digging of deep semi-permanent burrows brings mineral rich sub-soils to the surface in reach of plant roots.

> A large population of worms will attract Robins among other species of birds. While Robins will prey on the worms in the early months when worms are near the surface, the birds will turn to feeding on insect pests later in the season.

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