Leaf’d loves worms, plants love worms, and worms love your soil. Worms are a great way to add nutrients and fertilize your garden. Worms will eat the organic matter in your soil (leaves and compost) and make castings that fertilize your plants. This natural fertilizer helps plants grow strong, healthy, and happy. We recommend Red Wiggler Worms for gardening since they are resilient, high producing, and have a lifespan of 1-5 years!
Each of these ecosystems vary in size, shape, and location. What they have in common is that they produce energy and matter that interacts with one another. In your garden, worms eat compost, create healthy soil, and plants grow stronger. When the plant eventually dies, it will again turn into compost and bring nutrients back to the soil. All of these organisms work together to thrive and continue on producing for generations. Other organisms you might find in your garden are butterflies, bacteria, bees, ladybugs, fungi, and ants.
Hope you enjoyed learning your garden's ecosystem. We'll see you in the next lesson. Happy gardening :)