Are microbes and germs good for you? (3)

Like the atmosphere, the present surface of the earth is also a part of the creation of life.  Everywhere, under natural conditions, the topsoil is alive with insects, grubs, earthworms, etc, transforming it chemically and physically.  This is true whether the soil supports forests, prairies, tundra, grasslands, farmlands, gardens or parks.

Organic gardeners have legitimate scientific reasons to claim that earthworms contribute as much as fertilizers to the fertility of the soil.  In fact, microbial forms of life which is invisible to the naked eye are at least as important as earthworms and insects.

Every speck of  humus contains billions of living germs, belonging to countless different varieties, each specialized in the decomposition and transformation of one or another type of organic debris derived from animals, plants, or other types of microbes.



2 thoughts on “Are microbes and germs good for you? (3)

  1. It really is amazing that what is waste for one becomes food for another, over and over again. Oxygen/carbon dioxide, from people to plants to people to plants,over and over.

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