Genevieve Higgs wrote:when you guys amend with seaweed what amount do you put on?
sorry math police here... a square foot is something like 930 cm2 or .093 m2. you square by multiplying the length of the sides of the square. so a 2ft by 2ft square is 4 square feet or .186 m2 or 1860 cm2.
Chris Kott wrote:Well perhaps a different tack, then: are there any plants that seem to always have the highest worm populations in and around their root zones? Are there any plants that foster soil conditions that provide optimum habitat?
I was really hoping that there was some sort of root exudate that called either the worms or their favourite prey. My thinking was that, since soil life does most of the work of soil building, if we plant it, they would come.
Imagine a beacon plant you could seed around your compost pile and garden beds that would call soil life from all around to do the in-soil work for you.
I know that it is likely to happen simply by carefully cultivating soil conditions favourable to worms and then feeding them, but I was wondering if there was such a "keystone" plant.