The substrate is commonly referred to as land and is neither more nor less than the medium in which plants sustain and nurture. It is critical when assembling a garden at home make sure to incorporate the best possible substrate for want to grow plants.

This means that the substrate must allow the proper development of roots, providing nutrients that the plant will need during the growing season and retain water for plants to absorb it.

The tests made ​​recently in Ohio (USA) added more benefits to the long list already of worm known. It also helps reduce damage by sucking and chewing insects like aphids, scale insects and caterpillars. Scientists are not sure why vermicompost help, but the theory is the presence of additional mineral compounds not found in other substrates and help plants become more resistant to stress, less attractive to pests, or maybe both.