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Q.Earthworms For Aerating The Soil In Potted Plants And Hanging Baskets

Zone 04614 | reggieut@aol.com added on August 4, 2020 | Answered

I’m thinking about adding some earthworms to the soil of my potted plants and hanging baskets in order to keep the soil aerated and non-compacted. Are you able to provide any guidance? Thanks !

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Answered on August 5, 2020

Worm castings no doubt are good for your soil. After a little research I came up with some points for you to ponder:

1. The red wigglers are the ones used for fishing and they stay near the top of the soil. The kind we find in our dirt can dig down several feet.

2. Since they feed on decaying leaves, etc., would they have enough of that in your pots?

3. Their tunneling may or may not be good for the roots of the plants.

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