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    Hello

    I just have a quick question about have to get rid of earth worms in pots. A lot of my pot that I use peat in see to have earth worms in them. They do not seem to hurt the larger plant but they seem to burry any seedling and very small plants.

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    I dont know Jeremiah,I havent had the problem.Do the worms get in the pots after the plants are growing,or are they in the soil when you plant the seed/plant?If the plants are big enough,take them out of the pots and microwave the pots with the soil in them,it might sound gross but it will kill all the critters in the pot!I do it on plants I have growing inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (cool85k5 @ Sep. 06 2004,1:33)]I dont know Jeremiah,I havent had the problem.Do the worms get in the pots after the plants are growing,or are they in the soil when you plant the seed/plant?If the plants are big enough,take them out of the pots and microwave the pots with the soil in them,it might sound gross but it will kill all the critters in the pot!I do it on plants I have growing inside.

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    dont think thats gonna work with 500+ plants [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Superthrive should do the trick, worms die from most chemicals

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    He didnt say how many,I'm sure plants in trays and on grow tables are not going to have earth worms in them.The only way the worm is going to get in is if the plant are sitting on the ground.


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    worms can climb... and once theyre in the pot and breed, they spread through the tray system

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    It may not work for seeds, but seedlings aren't bothered by the occasional flooding. We all know that worms appear after a good rain. So maybe they will surface after flooding them.

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    Well I dont have worms in my pots and they are outside.I have'nt had any climbing earth worms yet,all my plants are on tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Spectabilis73 @ Sep. 05 2004,4:35)]dont think thats gonna work with 500+ plants [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Superthrive should do the trick, worms die from most chemicals
    ya his greenhouse is really amazing
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