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Vermiculture:Worm Farming as an Inexpensive and Green Way to Get Quality Compost
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Vermiculture means: cultivation of worms. It is possible because of the special characteristic of the worms. Worms contain both testes and ovaries as sex organs. Which means that worms are both male... More > and female. So that every worm can exchange sperms by overlapping the other worm and then lay eggs. This way their population rate increases automatically. Once they come out of an egg, it takes approximately a year to form a full size worm. Their population rate depends on many factors, such as the available quantity of food, moisture in the soil, PH of soil, salts available in the soil, the capacity of reproducing and dispersing of the worms and temperature of the soil etc.< Less
The Worm Digest
This book was written as a helpful guide to vermiculture, providing tips and info on a wonderful means of healthy composting and information to help get you started and guide you through the process... More > of setting up and maintaining a worm bin.
Worms have been around for more than 600 million years and have been studied by many great people, which include Cleopatra, Darwin and Aristotle just to name a few. They have been praised for their contribution to the history of our planet and for good reason. They turn waste into treasure as they break down organic matter while producing nutrient rich soil high in nitrogen. The benefits they provide are numerous and unequaled to anything man has made with chemicals.
Whether your interest is in reducing your carbon footprint on our planet, growing lush houseplants, increasing your crop production or a wide variety of other benefits, you are to be congratulated for your efforts. Well done!< Less