This is a popular question among gardeners and plant growers who are just beginning to explore the many wonderful things that a beautiful, blooming, small sized plant like a pitcher can do for the environment. Many people have learned of the many beneficial qualities that these plants have to offer but they still wonder if they can take any food that the plants have and make it their own. This is one of the first questions that should be answered before you jump into planting anything.
The way that a plant will eat food is by utilizing a process called transpiration. Transpiration takes place when a plant drinks water and then uses the liquid as a food source. So, once the water has evaporated from the soil the plant will start to suck the water it needs from the soil, one water consuming tiny worm at a time. One of the first foods that you should see the pitcher plant eating is earthworms.
Earthworms are very small creatures that are about the size of a pin head. They are an important part of the ecosystem because they eat a variety of organic materials and can even recycle waste material in the ecosystem. If you have ever seen an earthworm, you probably know that they are a very interesting color form, as they have a variety of different colors as they mature. Earthworms are also very useful to have in your plants because they help to provide the necessary nutrients to your plants to help them grow as well as being healthy.
There are many benefits that you reap when you feed your plants with earthworms. One benefit is that they help to provide the nutrients to your plants that they need. These are microscopic organisms that are very tiny and make use of their chlorophyll (a natural type of green vegetable) to produce food. They use this food to break down organic matter (including dead plant material) in the soil. Earthworms are also very beneficial because they help to recycle any waste material in your soil.
When you decide to feed your plants with earthworms, there are some plant food recipes that you should be aware of. One of these is the ‘Worm Food’ plant food. This is not the same thing that you put into your ground to feed your plants, however it can still be used in your own home. There is a recipe for this in the book’gardening for homes’.
Can pitcher plants eat earthworms? You should know that earthworms are an important part of the ecosystem because they consume plant waste. This waste is actually very important because it contains certain nutrients that are essential to plant life. If the nutrients in the soil are reduced, then the plant life will be affected and can even die.
Earthworms also excrete waste by way of their poop. This is what is known as castings. You should be sure that you do not harvest these castings or send them to a compost pile. You can save them for use in your home by placing them in a plastic bag. The smell is unpleasant but it is necessary because the nutrients in the castings will be used up before they are even harvested from the earth. Plant foods such as this usually contain high-quality fertilizers and nutrients that are good for your plants.
If you are concerned about the smell of the castings, you can cover the bag with an old towel. Just be sure that you first remove all the air from the bag before covering it. The smell is not unbearable but you may find that your plants have a different taste. That is fine because the nutrients will be restored once you have re-oiled the pitcher.