Worms feed potted plants in house and garden

by Stephan
(Cape Town and Radevormwald)

Bishops crown chili plant

Bishops crown chili plant

Worms feed plants, aerate soil, help roots of plants to grow, improve the fertility of the soil in your pot plants.

Use this easy trick to grow healthier and more productive plants! We always add a few worms to all our pots that we grow our fruit and vegetables in. The worms only eat dead decomposing organic materials and don't harm the plants at all. On the contrary they are very beneficial for fruit-, vegetable-, or flower plants. Their tireless work of digging tunnels loosens the soil and makes it easier for plant roots to grow, for water and oxygen to penetrate and supply the plants with nearly all their need for a healthy development. An additional benefit is the fact worms will constantly feed on organic materials that are present in the soil and will convert them into worm castings (worm poop) which is one of the most balanced soil conditioners known to man and will feed your plants for many month to come.

Once the worms have multiplied and are really active you will notice that the surface of the soil in your pot will be dropping down by a few cm / inches. This will be a clear indication that the worms are actively feeding and are doing their beneficial work below the surface. To keep plant and worms happy just add some fresh compost or kitchen scraps to the surface of the soil every now and then.

The bishops crown chili in the movie on my facebook page

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has greatly benefitted from the bunch of worms we placed inside the pot initially. To give the plant an additional boost I recently placed a few more worms on the surface of the pot. The worms fear sunlight and dug down into the soil in less than 2 minutes.

Use worms to recycle organic material and improve your soil and plants. It's a win win
:-)

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