Sunday, June 21, 2009

Todays Fun Worm Facts

  • Worms tunnel deeply in the soil and bring subsoil closer to the surface mixing it with the topsoil. Slime, a secretion of earthworms, contains nitrogen. Nitrogen is an important nutrient for plants. The sticky slime helps to hold clusters of soil particles together in formations called aggregates.
  • Not content with one heart, earthworms have no fewer than five.
  • The study of worms is helminthology.
  • Worms are cold-blooded animals.
  • Earthworms have the ability to replace or replicate lost segments.
  • Worms are hermaphrodites. Each worm has both male and female organs.
  • Worms can eat their weight each day.
  • Baby worms are not born. They hatch from cocoons smaller than a grain of rice.


  1. Very interesting. I've been wanting to try worm composting. I do regular composting, too, but thought this looked interesting. I hadn't thought about adding the worm castings to my houseplants. I just always added my compost to my garden and flower beds. Will have to go ahead and figure out how to do this and try it.

  2. Hi, you can add the castings 50/50 with potting soil for a great mix, however, when you capture the worm tea from your bin, this is the best liquid fertilizer you'll find anywhere! Best Wishes :)