Saturday, February 18, 2012

Worm Hotel

photos via and dirt don't hurt and efabre.net

Observe worms as they create paths through your very own worm hotel! Visit Karrie Mcallister for instructions! 

While observing your worms, talk about how earthworms help plants to increase the amount of air and water that gets into the soil. They break down organic matter, like leaves and grass into things that plants can use. Worm castings (waste product) improve soil porosity (and) moisture retention, stimulate plant growth and repel an array of insects and diseases. Castings are a natural fertilizer. Therefore, worms are wonderful assets to gardens! - Worm Digest

Visit the Kitchen Pantry Scientist to find out how to attract earthworms for your bottle!

2 comments:

  1. First of all, I like to appreciate you because you have worm hotel in which you are growing earthworms those are used for plant growth and repel an array of insects and diseases. Thanks for sharing such kind of information.
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  2. Love the idea! An important consideration with worms is they do not like light. Like gremlins, they will avoid it at all costs, and so a good idea may be to make a removable covering or curtain so the worms can hide when you're not peaking. Great idea for kids though!

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