AndrewCH
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Does fertilizer hurt worms?

Postby AndrewCH » Thu May 09, 2019 10:02 am

I'm going to use potting soil for an experiment with worms. Will the fertilizer in the potting soil hurt the worms?

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Re: Does fertilizer hurt worms?

Postby MS15 » Thu May 09, 2019 4:59 pm

Hi Andrew,

Yes fertilizer could hurt worms depending on what's in the fertilizer. A chemical fertilizer certainly would hurt worms whereas, a natural fertilizer is much less likely to.
Would you like to share your project with us? That way I may be better able to help you. What question are you asking using the worms? What kind of worms - whatever is naturally present in soil or will you add some of a specific kind?

Best,
MS


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