Breeding worms - a direct path to increased yields
Even people far from agriculture know aboutthe so-called earthworms are found in the soil. In fact, there are many species of these creatures in the world, and in some countries breeding worms is a very profitable business.
What is the basis for such a demand for them? Not only amateur fishermen are interested in a lot of their traditional bait in the land, but also gardeners who grow a variety of agricultural and ornamental crops. Even ancient farmers noticed that a large number of such underground inhabitants positively affects plants. The breeding of worms in Ancient Greece and Egypt was based on the opinion of famous scientists of the time. So, for example, Aristotle gave them the name of "the intestines of the earth."
California breed allowsbreeding worms at home and industrial scale. The habitat of these creatures is organic substrates (composts, manure, organic garbage and waste). California worms are not bred in the soil. They are real long-livers (live to 16 years), with each individual postponing in one season about 20 cocoons. Their gluttony is extreme. For a day, the worm consumes the substrate 2 times its weight.
After the worms have processed the substrate, by 1the box is put 2, and then 3. After processing the substrate in the 2 drawer, the worms crawl into 3, and the first two boxes with the biohumus formed are released. Constantly changing the boxes in places, you can get a fairly large amount of quality fertilizer, which is used for the intended purpose. Wet sand from the bottom of the container is changed to dry and used as a useful additive to the soil. In the winter, Californian worms are kept in warm cellars.
The breeding of ordinary earthworms canproduce in compost pits, which regularly add organic waste, grass, leaves. The processed biohumus, together with the worms, is poured onto the garden in rain weather. Such worms also enrich the soil with oxygen.