Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Soil + earthworms = happy garden

Sorry if y'all were having a nice snack while reading this post.

They're not very pretty...but I was very excited to find earthworms the size of small snakes in the Cobble Hill, Brooklyn garden to which we added perennials yesterday. We planted the garden a couple of months ago, from scratch, after adding a l.o.t. of compost and some peatmoss. It had been stomped on by builders gut-renovating the townhouse and used as a dump, and the woodlandy things I planned for it needed good drainage and a nice stew of organic matter. It was wonderful to see the worm's casts (the tiny pellets you can see below) on top of the earth, evidence of their tunneling.

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