Friday, 27 September 2013


Earthworms are treasured by gardeners. They aerate the soil loosening the ground, which allows roots to spread and water to drain and break down leaves, wood, grass and stems into rich soil. Their rich castings (excrement) make nutrients available to plants.
The native Gippsland Giant grows to an enormous size, cited in the Guinness Book of Records at 3 metres, others also grow large - a species found near Kyogle often grow to a length of more than 150 cm and are as thick as a garden hose! Burrawang, in the Southern Highlands also has it’s own large worm, reaching a length of 100 cm.

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