Why do we need worms?

Anyone who spends time in a garden will tell you earthworms are a gardener’s best friends. In fact, earthworms may be the most important factor in the success of a garden. Some people even call earthworms “nature’s first gardeners”!


If you’ve ever been around a farm in spring, you know that farmers need to plow the soil. Plowing breaks up the soil, allowing air and water to get to seeds and the roots of plants. Earthworms act like tiny plows when they live in a garden.

As earthworms move through the soil of a garden, they make tunnels. Just like plowing, these tunnels allow air and water to get to the roots of plants.

Read our post on how to make a wormery.