Hello Garden Friends,
Today at Columbus MS, Ms. Murray’s class had the opportunity of learning about our precious soil making friends. En espanol se llama GUSANOS! That’s right WORMS! These veggie monsters can eat up to half their body weight a day under the right circumstances. Without lungs, teeth, or eyes, they navigate through the soil in search of decomposing foods which they ingest and turn into the highest nutrient fertilizer available to farmers. Interestingly enough, there is no such thing as a male or female worm. That’s right, all adult worms can reproduce with one another.. laying little yellow egg sacs that yield 1-20 worms depending on the variety. How exciting is that?!
The students got a chance to see the different kinds of worms in the bin – The adults with with a thick often pink band around their abdomens and the youths which are often smaller and more lightly colored. Many of the students were even brave enough to poke around in the castings and search for the worms.
Below are some pictures of the students in action!
Until Next time,