Threadworms in soil?
Today I was considerablly startled when I saw 2 tread-like worms in the soil of my allotment, one in my polytunnel and the other near my pumpkin plant. they are the same type, white, as thin as sewing cotton thread, about 2 inches long, head slightly bulged like a gran of rice. At the first I didn't realise it was a worm, until it moved in a way resembling that of a miniature cobra. I handled them carefully with a pair of scissors and hopefully had killed them sufficiently.
I had the allotment since last May and have been working it ever since. I didn't find these threadworms last year. Now I'm seriously worried that I mought get some kind of parasites diseases by being in contact with the soil. Also I grow spinach and Pok Choi in the polytunnel, now I definitely cannot use them as salads.
I've used poultry pallets and Fish/bone/blood for the soil last year and this year, so I wounder whether these are the source of the parasites, though I think they shouldn't be. This year I started using cow manure. Could this be the source bringing in the threadworms? Can anyone shed some light as why I have this problem and how can I get rid of it?
Last edited: 03 June 2016 23:51:55