Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Earthworm - Nature's Fertilizer Factory

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday
Giant Earthworm; burrows and castings. University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Hades lives with you, he of spirit, you of flesh
And together in the underworld, stir imagination:
He of mythology and you of life's mystery,

Of death, of new life, of a new generation.

Earthworms feed on dead leaves and other farm and garden waste, convert them into humus, a natural fertilizer. This biological process recycles the major elements, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium; the minor elements like Magnesium, Manganese, Sulfur; and the trace elements like Boron, Iron, Zinc. These nourish the current nutrient needs of plants, as well as other organisms - and those in the succeeding generations. 

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