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Will White Worms (Pot Worms) Damage Garden Plants?

Zone 5-B | FarmBoy added on April 21, 2013 | Answered

I have some red wiggler castings that have HIGH concentrations of "white worms" (aka "pot worms"). I'm wanting to put the castings in our garden but not sure if the white worms might damage plants/soil. Help appreciated!

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AnnsGreeneHaus
Answered on April 22, 2013

"potworms won’t harm other living worm species, they do no damage to living plants. The only possible problem that could occur with potworms in a worm bin is if their population grows so large that they compete for food with the red wiggler composting worms. However, this rarely happens and potworms generally help with the composting process." Taken from this article http://www.naturesfootprint.com/community/articles/worm-bin

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