Friday, February 12, 2010

little critters in your compost part 5


Pot worms or white worms are small, white, threadlike worms that are found in worm bins when there is a quantity of finished material. They are beneficial organisms that feed on decaying organic. While usually found when the bedding in the bin is slightly acidic, their presence does NOT indicate a pH problem and pH adjustment is not recommended. Pot worms are white, segmented worms, most often mistaken for baby redworms. If you look close enough, their bodies are nearly transparent and their digestive system quite visible when viewed through a hand lens. Potworms do not feed on living plants and pose no threat to the garden or people.

2 comments:

Annabel said...

Thanks for the great presentation at OEFFA! We've been experimenting with worms for a few years and love your ecofelt worm bag.... going to try that next.
Annabel
http://baybranchfarm.com/

One20 Farm and BluGiRlinK said...

We were glad you came to the class! If you have any ? let us know