Another exciting day down-on-the-farm (well, actually it is our Tea House!)… We are getting prepared for our fall organic service applications and after picking up a fresh cubic yard of worm castings from the Yelm Worm Farm (www.yelmworms.com) we began blending it with our remaining pile of worm castings and came across some mycorrhizal fungi. So we made a little video so you could see the soil binding properties and hear how the clumps of worm castings crackles as it is pulled apart.
Check out the video here: Mycorrhizae in worm castings, Earthdance Organics video link
Or the Youtube Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHM4jdfqIGY&feature=youtube_gdata
Here is a picture of mycorrhizal fungi that has formed a symbiotic relationship with these plant roots…Researchers have found mycorrhizal fungi up to 10 times further away than the furthest root hairs of a plant acting like a sponge pulling water and additional nutrients back to the plant. It is so small that there can be more than 30 miles of fungal threads in just 1 teaspoon of fungal soils. The picture below is a microscopic picture of the fungi attached to the itsy-bitsy end of a root hair… Another amazing life support system brought to you by Nature and 1 more reason we are excited about helping our customers restore this vital symbiotic relationship to their landscapes.