Sunday, March 6, 2011

Worm Tower.

This looks so cool I'm going have to give it a go. Anyone else?


HAZEL said...

Me...I'll have a go. Thanks for the post, Stewart!

Stewart said...

Looks like a handy way to give small fruit trees a kick along or even near your favorite Tomato. Or set up half a dozen in some poor soil and enrich it over a period of time. The uses go on and on.

ACS Distance Education said...

Soil does need living things in it.
Some beneficial fungi grow in a symbiotic relationship with the root cells of higher green plants. This is termed a mycorrhizal association. Roots of many cultivated plants including corn, soybeans, cotton, tobacco, peas, red clover, apples, citrus, pines, eucalypts and others have mycorrhizal relationships with higher fungi. The mycorrhizae appear to be highly beneficial for optimal growth of many plants. Establishing proper mycorrhizal fungi with cultivated plants offers a great potential for improved plant growth.

Some micorrhizae form a kind of sheath around the roots sometimes giving a hairy or cottony appearance. The plant roots transmit substances to the fungi and the fungi aid in securing and transmitting nutrients and water for the plant roots. Because they provide a protective cover, mycorrhizae increase the plant's tolerance to drought, high temperatures, infection from disease fungi and even to extreme soil acidity.

Mycorrhizae grow and develop best in a well aerated soil in a sunny position. High application of nutrients tends to inhibit their development. The greatest growth responses to mycorrhizae are likely to occur in highly weathered soils which are low in basic cations and are low in phosphorus.

Stewart said...

Um yeh, what he said.

Acid Sulphate Soil said...

Not sure what he said has much to do with worm towers? Or does it?

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