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.