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Darwin Correspondence Project

To [Nicholas Krohn]   18 December 1881

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Summary

"The number of worms in your garden is astonishing … it will be an interesting observation, how soon the land is again stocked with worms, & whether the grass grows better before this happens. – I neglected to observe whether worms distruct [disturb?] the roots of grasses. – You will probably be able to borrow … my book On the Formation of Vegetable Mould … in which … you will find a good deal about the natural history of worms."

Summary

"The number of worms in your garden is astonishing … it will be an interesting observation, how soon the land is again stocked with worms, & whether the grass grows better before this happens. – I neglected to observe whether worms distruct [disturb?] the roots of grasses. – You will probably be able to borrow … my book On the Formation of Vegetable Mould … in which … you will find a good deal about the natural history of worms."

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13561,” accessed on 5 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13561

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