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Definition of earthworms

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Definition as written by Linnea:

Members of the phyllum Annelida. They are very valuable to the garden by creating topsoil and maintaining soil fertility.

Definition as written by shakemh:

A terrestrial annelid worm that is universally regarded as a helpmate by aerating soil while depositing castings as organic fertilizer.

On the other hand, their movement throughout a garden makes them apt carriers of disease, as well as an attraction for moles whose tunneling after them can turn a lawn into a shambles.

Consequently, it is left to the gardener to weigh the positives and negatives of earthworms in their gardens; then, banishing or cherishing them accordingly.

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