Using Worm Castings

Using Worm Castings

Soil & Compost, Vermicomposting
Worm castings are a useful additive to any garden. You will see exceptional results in the color, quality and quantity of all your fruit, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants. Castings are interesting in that they can be used pure as organic fertilizer or as an additive to you own favorite potting mix. You cannot harm plants by using worm castings. The pH is neutral (7) and therefore suitable for most types of plants form azaleas to orchids. [caption id="attachment_3140" align="alignright" width="300"] earthworm castings can be collected from your yard after a good rain.[/caption] Castings are a great way to incorporate the beneficial effects that earthworms can bring to your garden in a convenient, cheap and easy manner. The following methods are typical of the many different ways to use worm…
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Eudrillus Eugeniae

Soil & Compost, Vermicomposting
Eudrillus Eugeniae, more commonly known as the African nightcrawler, originated in tropical areas of West African and have adapted in additional tepid areas all over the globe. It is a cherished composting worm for its worm manure known as worm castings or vermicast which is equal in size and structure to mice dung. This worm casting contrasting to others for the most part when using the correct bedding material can in point of fact be used in a fertilizer or seed spreader to cast out onto ones yard. The development of plants and their roots has revealed some amazing results due to the biological composition as well as the number of beneficial aerobic microorganisms using castings. Employment of this product has in addition been revealed to make plants, whether flowers,…
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Using Worm Castings For Your Indoor and Outdoor Plants

Using Worm Castings For Your Indoor and Outdoor Plants

Vermicomposting
Worm castings are one of the few available resources today that offer numerous proven benefits while offering no bad side effects. Not like pesticides and fertilizers with special hazardous handling advice, worm castings promote plants and root development without the side effects of ingesting malicious chemicals. Compost and worm castings are not one in the same.. Instead they are a biological process that takes place within the worm's digestive method. In fact composted material is what is actually fed to many worms in order to generate worm castings. [caption id="attachment_3140" align="alignright" width="300"] earthworm castings can be collected from your yard after a good rain.[/caption] This brings me to a second point that the worms should be cultivated in a controlled environment where the temperature is above seventy degrees Fahrenheit in…
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On Vermicomposting…

Vermicomposting
I found this on gardening quotes the other day. Check out the date... "Worms seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it, and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts, which, being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain or grass. - The Rev. Gilbert White of Selborne, 1777 They knew, even then, they knew..
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Vermicomposting? What’s THAT? Composting with vermin?

Vermicomposting? What’s THAT? Composting with vermin?

Organic Gardening, Our Homestead, Vermicomposting
Vermicomposting? Aaaaaa hahaha... honest to God, that's the first thing that went through my mind when I first saw the word. I'm SO not kidding. But it's meaning is this... the use of specially bred earthworms, esp. to aerate soil and convert organic matter into compost; also called vermicuture vermi = worm culture. Sound sort of icky, but have you EVER smelled BAD compost? Ewwwwww. Now, have you ever smelled the forest floor? Good clean soil? Actually the soil is down below. In a good forest, the first four inches or so is humus (A brown or black organic substance consisting of partially or wholly decayed vegetable or animal matter that provides nutrients for plants and increases the ability of soil to retain water.) I was going somewhere with this...…
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How to Build a Worm Bin

How to Build a Worm Bin

Self Sufficiency, Vermicomposting
Why Build a Worm Bin? Reduces waste disposal costs. Raises worms for fishing. Has no foul smell or pests. Provides a convenient method for converting kitchen vegetable wastes into a rich organic fertilizer for house and garden plants. Build a worm composting bin by following these five steps: Build your worm bin Wooden, plastic or metal boxes or tubs may be used. The container should be 8"-12" deep and of a size to accommodate the amount of garbage you produce. Approximately one square foot of surface area is needed for each pound of kitchen vegetable wastes per week. For example, a 1'×2' × 3' box will serve a family of 4 to 6.  Add Bedding Bedding is the living medium and also a food source for the worms. Bedding holds…
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