Bug Census: How You Could Spend 31,000 Years in a Bucket of Soil

So, one way to test a healthy soil is to see how many worms and bugs you can find in a square foot of it. And the other day I decided to do just that. It was getting later in the day and the sun was going down but on a whim I grabbed a bucket and a shovel and started counting…

Here’s what I found: (um… the video above ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Oh… and you want to know about 31,000 years? It’s a true story. Check out minute 3:52 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Please share this with your friends, tell me a story about your experience with soil bugs in the comments or go over and like my facebook page here!

Feature Photo Credit: Earthworms โ€“ By Will Merydith on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/merydith/4509559094/) under Creative Commons License โ€“ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en)


  • Kennedy's

    Reply Reply December 9, 2013

    Thanks Paul – We appreciate the tips and are looking forward to building up a better soil.

    • Paul

      Reply Reply December 9, 2013

      Thanks for the note Kennedy’s and keep me posted on how it goes!

  • Clifton Keller

    Reply Reply December 9, 2013

    Successful gardening begins with the soil!

    • Paul

      Reply Reply December 9, 2013

      Right on Clifton! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • King Qahr

    Reply Reply November 20, 2014

    Thank you for the wonderful stuff, shared it with my fellow gardeners ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Paul

      Reply Reply November 21, 2014

      You are welcome! Thanks for sharing it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ghadeerco

    Reply Reply January 7, 2015

    I never knew worm presence indicates the soil health, thanks a lot for the tip.

  • Denis

    Reply Reply April 11, 2015

    Thanks for the great info.
    31000 years you had me going. Good one ๐Ÿ™‚

  • pest control

    Reply Reply September 26, 2019

    Thanks for the great info.

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