Worm Castings

Worm Castings

We feed our worms some of the same ingredients we put into our own soils. Worm castings are already great for gardens but we feed a specially formulated diet to our worms to produce higher quality, premium casting. Ingredients include Malted Barley, North Atlantic Sea Kelp, Alfalfa, Karanja Meal and Granite Dust containing amino acids, minerals and nutrients that will help support plant health and create a living soil.

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Reasons to Use Earthworm Castings

Plants grow faster – Seeds germinate faster in worm castings than in regular soil. In addition to speeding up the germination process, plants will also sprout up faster with worm castings.

Soil aeration – Due to the physical structure of the castings, they’re extremely difficult to pack down like regular dirt. This means oxygen will be able to make it’s way through the soil to the roots of your plants,which improves growth.

Water retention – When mixed with castings, soils have a better chance of holding onto essential water using less water.

All-natural – Worm castings are chemical-free,contain no artificial pesticides, and can be used in growing organic produce.

No heavy metals – Worms actually have the ability toabsorb heavy metals like copper, lead, and cadmium from oil.

Burn-proof – One common problem with a lot offertilizers is that they are too high in nitrogen. This makes it easier to burnthe roots of your plants if you put too much on.

Natural pesticide – You’ll get natural pest-resistancewith plants grown in castings, avoiding the use ofchemicals on crops.

Increased Yield – The healthy nutrients that plants need are water-soluble and can be absorbed right away. Worm castings can fill in nutritional gaps in your plants.

Putting Worm Castings To Use

 

Potting mixes/seed flatsMix 1 part worm castings to 3 parts potting mix. 

Flower beds, shrubs, roses, vegetables—Top dress with 1 to 3 inches of worm castings and

incorporate into the soil with a fork or spade. 

House Plants—Spread 1 /2 to 1 inch of castings around established plants and scratch into the soil, every 2-3 months. 

New Lawns— Apply 10 pounds to 100 square feet. Work lightly into the topsoil. 

Established Lawns and Greens—Top dress at 4 pounds to 100 square feet.

Perennials—Top dress 1 to 3 inches in spring, early summer, and fall. 

All plants and vegetables—Apply every 30 days. 

New plants in pots—Mix 10% worm castings with any potting soil, then add %" layer on top before planting. 

Plants already in pots—Scratch the top of the soil. Add ½ inch layer of worm castings on top and water thoroughly. 

Worm Tea—Soak 1 part worm castings in 3 parts of water for 24 hours or more - mixing several times. Use immediately.

Apply one - 8 ounce cup of tea per plant every 30 days or add 4 ounces of tea to 1 gallon of water for use as a foliar spray. Apply every 30-60 days.

Common Questions

Why are our worm castings premium?

Together with our soil biologist we came up a Worm diet that consists of: North Atlantic Sea Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum), Malted Barley Grains, Karanja Cake, Granite Dust, Alfalfa, Corn, in a bed of Florida Peat, and composted aged Horse manure.

Can I put worms in my garden and accomplish the same thing?

Compost worms spend the majority of their lives above the soil in organic matter that falls on top of the soil. This leaves them very vulnerable to weather and predators.

This means you'll have to meet certain environmental conditions for these worms to survive.

Deep mulching works to attract all types of native earthworms. It also provides the best chance of having compost worms survive (at least the temperate months) in your garden. BUT there's no need to go out and add a whole bunch of worms to your garden. Once you have a thick mulch layer and are using castings in your garden worms will appear if they're able to survive. You see it's almost impossible to remove every egg capsule and baby when we harvest your castings. If the garden is hospitable then they will grow up and reproduce.


How Do I Use earthworm Castings?

Earthworm castings are easy to use. This makes an excellent potting mix or mix to plant in the ground: 25% earthworm castings mixed with 75% soil is a common mix.

PuttingWorm Castings To Use

 

Potting mixes/seed flatsMix 1 part worm castings to 3 parts potting mix. 

Flower beds, shrubs, roses, vegetables—Top dress with 1 to 3 inches of worm castings and

incorporate into the soil with a fork or spade. 

House Plants—Spread 1 /2 to 1 inch of castings around established plants and scratch into the soil, every 2-3 months. 

New Lawns—Apply 10 pounds to 100 square feet. Work lightly into the topsoil. 

Established Lawns and Greens—Top dress at 4 pounds to 100 square feet. 

Perennials—Top dress 1 to 3 inches in spring, early summer, and fall. 

All plants and vegetables—Apply every 30 days. 

New plants in pots—Mix 10% worm castings with any potting soil, then add %" layer on top before planting. 

Plants already in pots—Scratch the top of the soil. Add ½ inch layer of worm castings on top and water thoroughly. 

Worm Tea—Soak 1 part worm castings in 3 parts of water for 24 hours or more - mixing several times. Use immediately.

Apply one - 8 ounce cup of tea per plant every 30 days or add 4 ounces of tea to 1 gallon of water for use as a foliar spray. Apply every 30-60 days.

What are earthworm castings?

Earthworm castings are the material deposited by the earthworm after the material passes through the digestive track of
the worm (worm manure)

Why Should I Use Earthworm Castings?

Except for water and sunlight, nothing could be more natural for your garden than earthworm castings. Not steer manure, not chicken manure, not even fish emulsion is as natural for your garden as earthworm castings! After all, when digging in your garden have you ever found a live cow, chicken, or fish? No, what you do find are live worms. Mother Nature created the mighty worm about 570 million years ago to care for her plant life by caring for the soil. As the earthworm eats its way through the soil, it takes in bits of soil and rotting or decaying plants (organic matter).

And what comes out is the richest food your plants will ever find yet will not burn a plant! Earthworms have the unique ability to increase the amount of nutrients and minerals in the soil by as much as 10 times the value of the plant debris there. These minerals and nutrients are properly conditioned for the best root growth and lush plant growth – plus it’s odor free!

Are all earthworm castings the same?

It’s true all earthworm castings come out of the body of the earthworm. However, depending what the earthworm is fed will determine the quality of the castings. For example, if worms are fed only one ingredient, say lettuce, they can only process the nutrients and minerals that are found in lettuce. This is as opposed to worms that are fed a complete, well-balanced diet.

Bottom line: what goes in, is necessarily what comes out.