Horse Manure

Horse manure is available for ‘pickup’ in bags from Ashburton Melbourne

Organic Fertiliser

Horse manure contributes to the fertility of soils by adding organic matter and nutrients. Organisms such as bacteria and fungi release nutrients such as nitrogen to plants.

Soluble Nutrient

Vermicompost which is achieved by harvesting the rich dark byproduct of worm castings deposited within compost is an ideal soil enhancer and fertiliser. Adding horse manure as part of your compost pile and introducing it to a worm farm provides an ideal vermicompost. This organic nutrient which is soluble becomes receptive to plants. As plants are known to communicate on a chemical level, their cell wall receptors signal the cell to ‘unlock’ and receive this organic nutrient.

Organisms and Fungi

Providing an organic nutrient rich environment leads to a higher scope of organisms which feed on fungi and bacteria. Organisms interact by predating, feeding, piggy backing, secreting etc interacting and releasing minerals conducive for plant root systems.

Worming Issues

A horse undergoing treatment may have residual chemical elements. Insuring against potential toxins in worm poo is to pre compost the manure for a couple of weeks. Worms thrive in nutrient rich compost.

Risk to humans

The following extract can be found in this link – Horse manure is a solid waste excluded from federal EPA solid waste regulation because it neither contains significant amounts of hazardous chemicals, nor exhibits hazardous characteristics. The chemical constituents of horse manure are not toxic to humans.


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An over over count of worms will arrive housed within a thriving healthy biology of compost and shredded cardboard to kick start a massive healthy bacterial population.


Start A Worm Farm

If you choose to start a worm farm within a monoculture of coir, peat, paper cardboard etc then you are essentially housing worms in an unnatural environment. Your results will slow and only improve if you achieve an oxygenated Nitrogen Carbon balance within your worm farm.

Worm Composting

Worm Composting is efficiently achieved with our Australian patented deigned flow through worm farms. Standing one metre high our various sized Worm Farms utilise oxygen flow through which is vital to the production and health of the biological environment housing worms. An adaptive lightweight Hopper unique to our worm farms produce greater breakdown of waste materials resulting in higher Worm Casting output.

Compost Bins

Compost Bins or Compost Tumblers make viable compost for gardens however the end result of worm composting produces the richest natural organic fertiliser known which has additional properties in soil amendments.

The Pros and Cons of Compost Bins or Composting methods or how To Start a Worm Farm are easily answered by three things: Does it have Food – Moisture and Oxygen?

Food – Is the compost Nitrogen/Carbon balanced?

Is the moisture content adequate for breeding and oxygen intake?

Is the mix oxygenated to support bacterial growth?

The Pro is all three elements in addition to a healthy viable compost.

The one element lagging in most systems is enough oxygen. Essentially all life forms must have it to survive.


Composting is the chemical phase in which organic matter houses micro bacteria living to eat and breed and in doing so (given ideal conditions) thrive in infanant numbers producing heat which aids in the breakdown of the materials.

Compost is great however the results of composting with worms to produce Vermicompost is even better. Added nutrients in vermicompost or worm castings adds a higher nutrient rich product.

Worm Castings

What are worm Castings? Worm castings or worm poo are not in themselves nutrient rich, the poo passing through the anal bacterial lined anal tract essentially coats the poo with a multitude of elements such as magnesium, manganese, iron, potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus to name a few. Just a tea spoon of this powerful natural fertiliser is enough to feed a potted plant for two months. Worm poo used a as ‘leachate’ or diluted in water provides known enhanced health and vigour to plants as well as natural pest control.

Composting with worms is a great way to reduce green house gases. An average household composting food waste annually is the equivalent to removing the exhaust fumes of one car per year.

The resultant vermicompost used in the garden or as a fertiliser for plants signals to plant root system for ready and available nutrient uptake. Symbiotic relationships begin at a mycorrhizal level and inter relationships between fungi and healthy bacterial elements occur.

Liquid leachate dispersed on plant leaves invites rapid responses as leaves uptake nutrients rapidly. Applying leachate to a yellowing lemon tree for a few days often improves the trees health to a green colour.

There are many benefits to compost worms. Good results come from good practices. A farmer wouldn’t neglect their stock. Having your own worm farm or composting with worms essentially makes you a farmer of worms








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