The gardening groups have been really enjoying the warmer weather, being outside and collecting with nature. We talked about the different problems that we have discovered together in planting in our very heavy clay grounds during drier and wetter seasons and the benefits of worms. Worms help to increase the amount of air and water that gets into the soil. They break down organic matter, like leaves and grass into things that plants can use. When they eat, they leave behind castings that are a very valuable type of fertiliser. We even discovered “worm cast” which is basically earthworm poo and is full of essential nutrients for our plants. It’s structure (the texture is a bit like finely ground coffee) makes it slow-releasing and easily absorbed by plants, making it a very effective long-term plant feed that is entirely natural. Way to go Worms!