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Elizabeth Dalton
Elizabeth DaltonCrediton, United Kingdom

Hi my name is Ellie and I have just acquired an allotment in Devon with thick clay red soil so I need encouragement to find the best ways of nurturing the soil as there are NO worms in my soil yet.

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Hi Ellie Surprised to hear there are no earthworm in your soil!

Generally worms like lots of organic material to feed on so adding lots of compost or well-rotted manure to the soil can help. It might be worth checking the pH of your soil too - earthworms generally prefer neutral to slightly alkaline soils.

Best of luck with your allotment!

Victoria (worm fan)

Helen ButtLeeds, United Kingdom

There is a critter that kills off earthworms - canโ€™t remember its name - so it might be worth checking for that?

You could also buy worms to put in your compost heap to speed things up.