Vermicompost and Tea improve the life in the soil and on plant surfaces. They add a huge diversity of beneficial organisms to their environment. Vermicompost is a pesticide-free fertilizer and will not burn seedlings, plants or roots.
Worm Castings are deposits that once moved through the digestive tract of a worm. Castings are a highly active biological mass containing thousands of bacteria, enzymes and remnants of plant material not digested by red worms, including worm eggs/cocoons. Worm Castings are also an excellent soil conditioner, rich in nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, and magnesium and readily available to the plant as needed.
Vermicompost a ‘mixture’ of worm castings and organic material in various stages of decomposition. This mixture improves soil quality; water retention, adds millions of beneficial microorganisms including baby worms and eggs. It helps prevent extreme pH levels; the pH of worm castings is 7. Plant growth is stimulated and can increase germination up to 70%, while controlling plant pathogens. When it is mixed into the soil it works its way throughout the plant via the roots. As a soil dressing, it helps protect plant surfaces and increases resistance to disease and pests.
Vermicompost uses in your garden:
Biological, organic amendment that is safe to use around children and pets.
Mulch to improve physical condition of soil, increase root development and help with water retention.
Balanced and complex fertilizer for flowers, shrubs, trees and vegetables,
Add to seedlings and transplants.
Suggested use is a minimum of 5-25% Vermicompost added directly to pots or garden soil to increase growth and vigor
Information supplied in Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhoff