- Are you concerned about what is in those worm castings?
- How can you tell if worm castings are safe for your plants?
- Where can I buy good worm castings?
- What do I look for in worm castings?
- How do I start my own worm composting?
First of all, when Worm castings are 100% Natural, they have a healthy, earthy odor and the appearance of coffee grounds. The castings slowly release nutrients needed for healthy plant growth and increased production rates for herbs, fruits and vegetables. The make up of worm castings is dependent upon what you place in your compost bin.
Worms derive their nutrition from many forms of organic matter in soil including decaying plant parts, decomposing remains of animals, and living organisms such as nematodes, protozoans, rotifers, bacteria, fungi. They can produce their own weight in castings every 24 hours.
During the digestive process, many insoluble minerals are converted to a plant-available soluble form and long-chain molecules such as cellulose are partially broken down by bacteria in the digestive tract. Investigations show that fresh earthworm casts are several times richer in available nitrogen, available phosphates and available potash than the surrounding topsoil.
Worm castings also contain many beneficial bacteria and enzymes. Analyzing worm castings reveals that the number of beneficial bacteria in the ejected worm casting is much higher than in the material ingested by the earthworm.
It’s a fact that good fertile soil is full of red worms. It’s also known that poor soil has no worms. but few people realize that adding worms to poor soil, eliminating chemical use and giving the little guys/gals some food and water can quickly turn poor soil into the very best top soil.
Here’s How The Worms Do It
- They make burrows and tunnels that let water and nutrients reach plants root systems. Whereas, night crawlers may go down five feet or more to find a home. This burrowing loosens the soil and aerates it.
- Worms eat and digest their body weight every day, producing a 100% natural fertilizer know as worm castings or worm poop.
- Worms castings are:
- Richer In Nitrogen
- Richer In Phosphates
- Richer In Potash than the average top soil
And what’s more? Worm castings can be brewed into a potent liquid form organic fertilizer and organic insecticide called Worm Tea.
Worm Composting is the Way to Healthy Garden Soil, Naturally! Worm composting makes your garden so healthy with worm compost and its twin, worm tea, that you wouldn’t have to use pesticides or chemical fertilizers ever again?
You’d probably say I was crazy. After all, bugs and pests are part of the gardening experience, right? Only if you have sick soil, which happens through the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides which can kill off essential soil microbes.
So stop throwing green kitchen scraps down the disposal and tossing old coffee grounds, coffee filters, teabags and even wet paper towels into the garbage.
Those items comprise the ingredients that digested by worms that make up worm composting as they eat your decomposing Organic leftovers.
Making worm compost at home does not require a lot of space. You can get started using a bucket, tote, old bathtub, or a wooden bin located outdoors or in a garage, basement or apartment balcony; anywhere out of direct sunlight. The combination of containers and locations are only limited by how much worm compost you need to make.
The best thing you can do, is to educate yourself, or come here and know for sure what worm composting is and how it fits into growing your soil to grow your plants.
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