The Garden Thyme Podcast

S2:E7 Worms!

July 07, 2021 Garden Thyme Podcast Season 2 Episode 7
The Garden Thyme Podcast
S2:E7 Worms!
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Hello Listener, 

In this month episode, we are chatting about the wonderful world of worms. Yes, worms. Although worms are slimy and wiggly, they play a vital role in our ecosystem. Earthworms increase air and water into the soil horizon, and usually, their presence is an indicator of a healthy soil system rich in nutrients and organic matter. Think of them as tiny tillers that incorporate organic matter, air, and water into the soil. 

Timing :
Ecology and Worms:~ 2:25
Vermicomposting: ~ 5:06
Invasive Jumping Worms: ~ 14:26
Native Plant of the month:  Black-eyed Susan’s- Rudbeckia ~ 22:25
Bug of the Month : Fire Flies/ Lightning bugs at ~29:10
Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 36:00

We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips.
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The Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension.  Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County). 

Theme Song:  By Jason Inc

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Earthworm Ecology
Invasive Jumping Worms
Native Plant of the Month: Black-eyed Susan’s
Bug of the Month : Fire Flies
Garden Tips of the Month