They are the real farmers and let’s face it. The world wouldn’t be what it is today without them. Darwin believed them to be one of the most important creatures on the planet.
Lots of worms in your soil means it’s highly fertile soil. High fertile, healthy balanced soil helps combat climate change, prevents flooding, and allows farmers to produce food to feed the planet! We are so grateful for our slimy boneless friends. Nature’s health is in our hands, we are the stewards of this land and it is our role to protect our soils at all costs.
So let’s hear it for the worms and the soil!!
Here are a few fun facts about worms:
- Worms are hermaphrodites and have both male and female organs
- The myth of both parts of a worm surviving when it has been cut in two is not true, only the part with the head attached will survive
- One acre of land can contain around 1 million worms
- The average lifespan of a Worm is about 2 years, but they can live up to as long as 8 Years
- There are around 2700 different types of worms.