Benefits of Worms

Today we learned four things worms do to help our earth!

  • Worms eat the organic matter (like leaves and grass) and convert it into valuable nutrients that plants can use.
  • The worm castings are rich in nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), potassium (K), and magnesium (Mg). These are important nutrients needed for plant growth and fruit production.
  • Worms loosen the soil. This makes it easier for the roots to grow and the air and water to circulate in the soil.
  • Earthworms bring minerals and other nutrients that are located deep in the soil to the surface, where plants can absorb them.

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