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Worms blog post

How Worms Help Us Turn Kitchen Scraps Into Plant Gold!

Worms create tunnels in soil and eat organic matter which turns into worm castings that is an incredible compost for your plants! These tunnels allow oxygen to get to roots and increase the soil quality. We also have “composting worms” in both our outdoor and indoor worm bins that turn our kitchen scraps into plant gold! Worm “poop” is one of the best fertilizers you can use in your garden, and it also contains growth hormones for plants!

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Beneficial Nematodes blog post

What the Nematode? How These Soil Dwellers Regulate the Underworld

Beneficial nematodes enter pests through the skin and once they are inside they release bacteria to kill the insect. These nematodes do not harm ladybugs, earthworms, or other beneficial insects and are harmless to plants and humans. Beneficial nematodes help to control countless pests including fire ants, flea beetles, cabbage root maggots, corn earworms, cucumber beetles, onion maggots, white grubs, cutworms, and wireworms.

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Ladybugs blog post

Ladybugs Are One Of Your Best Garden Allies!

Ladybugs are not only very pretty and fun for kids to play with, but they eat aphids and other pests in your garden! One single ladybug can eat up to 5,000 small insects in its lifetime! The larvae of ladybugs are long and black alligator-looking creatures with yellow-orange spots.

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