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Earthworm's Effect on Plant Height

Plants and the Environment
Jaclynn Davis

Grade:
6
Teacher:
Alexandria Vaughn

What is your project about? My project is about growing plants using earthworms, to see how fast and tall the plant would grow with a different amount of earthworms in each pot. Why did you choose this project? I did this project to help my dad and other people who grow plants to speed up the growth of plants using earthworms. I also did this project to help people who want to have tall plants, to fill up space in their backyard or house. What was your result/overall conclusion? My results were that if you have about a 36 ounce plastic bin then you should have 1-3 earthworms for your plants to grow tall. I also found out that if you want your plant to have a lot of sprouts then you should put 7-10 earthworms in the plastic bin. Why is your project important? My project is important because if farmers want to have their plants grow faster and taller to get more produce but don’t know how to, they could see my project and they would know that they can use earthworms to help their plants grow taller and faster.


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3 thoughts on “Earthworm’s Effect on Plant Height

  1. trying to mimic nature’s own productive process helps us in how we, as human being, can accelerate plant growth production, which in turn can help in how we grow our vegetables and food source.

  2. This was a great project, and helped provide evidence about the importance of worms in our soils! In the future, using the control “store bought soil” with earthworms could be helpful. The store bought soil performed well, as did the vegetable soil with 8 worms. What would happen to plants with store bought soil AND 8 worms?

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