Insects and microbes are not your enemy! Beneficial organisms have an important role to play in improving the health of the soil to ensure that plants gain access to the nutrients they need.
http://www.gardeningwithmicrobes.com/index.shtml - soil microbes and compost tea
https://insteading.com/blog/mycelium/ - how the mycelia in fungi benefits gardens
https://dengarden.com/gardening/beneficial-organisms/ - is a northeastern US site with tips for attracting birds, insects and toads as well as vermicomposting.
An online soil biology primer by Dr. Elaine Ingham.
The Food and Agriculture Organization has detailed info on soil microorganisms
Soil Beneficial Bacteria and Their Role In Plant Growth Promotion - an academic review
The story of worms is more complicated than we knew
Natural Insect Control is a Niagara-based company that ships to Toronto, has many online articles and will give advice over the phone.Page updated on 2020-11-05 07:50:25