Will ClayMend Harm My Worms?
ClayMend will help improve the environment of the soil which will help worms thrive. It actually helps give back to the environment of the soil. It will help the soil retain moisture. It assist worms in the breakdown of organic matter. It will also improve the environment for the microbial population.
Worms and microbes are instrumental in the formation of humus. This is plant matter that has been broken down. It is stable in the soil. It improves storage capacity of the soil. This is where nutrients can be stored. Water can also be stored by humus.
ClayMend helps old organic residue hold moisture. It also works to soften the flesh of old the plant residue. Worms can consume this moist soft residue more easily. They digest the old matter and eliminate some nutrients in their castings. Microbes then go to work on the worm castings and finish extracting nutrients.
The microbial population encouraged by ClayMend ends up working in synergy with soil macro-organisms. The micro-organisms help the macro-organisms flourish. The macro-organisms help the micro-organisms flourish. They work together and plants benefit from their activity.
Plant roots grow losing cells in the process. They become part of the equation. The soil organisms process these plant cells. They, along with worms, also work on leaves, flower pedals, and other debris produced by the plants. Plants go to seed and the organisms are instrumental in the germination process.
ClayMend works to help our wriggling friends in the soil. The bottom line is that the all work together to give your garden maximum benefit. They all benefit each other and over time we benefit with a top notch soil that produces wonderful healthy plants.