The great Darwin noted, decades ago, that "Before the mattock and the plow, the earth was worked by the earth-worms and it always will!" This is undoubtedly true, but what the great scientist could not foresee was that the people of the future will become so obsessed with using chemical fertilizers that they will forget and even harm these little tireless workers of the earth.
This become an important problem of today's agriculture and necessitated the cultivating of a new type of earth-worm for commercial use - the red California earth worm. These are unique creatures, unbelievable hard-workers in the right environment. They eat and work tirelessly - almost 24 hours a day and turn every half-decomposed organic substance into humus. They reproduce extremely quickly, which differentiates them from the regular earth worm - every 7 days they feel the "love passion", mate and produce and egg, called a "cocoon". Each egg creates not one but up to 20 little worms, which grow very quickly - three months after their birth they are ready to start reproducing themselves.
The most important goal in rising red California earth worm is the production of humus, the natural, high-quality fertilizer that can befit all plant species. The earth worms eat animal and all other kinds of biological waste, process it and return a big part of it as humus. The great density of earth worms, almost 100 000 per 2 sq. meters requires a lot of food. Earth worms do not get sick, the contrary, as they process the biological waste they disinfect and protect it from decease.
The bio-humus is a product with no smell, loose and grainy, almost black in color, which resembles ground coffee. It is free of foreign particles and pathogen organisms. It is an organic fertilizer with the highest quality, many times better than the regular compost and manure. With the help of bio-humus the plants are more resistant to drought and other environmental harms, crop yields increase by 20 -30 %, and for some species up to 100%. When growing in humus-fortified soil, fruit ripens 10 - 15 days earlier, looks healthier, and has better quality.