Vermicast

$10.00

Worms thrive in organic compost. It is their ideal world; they love nothing more than a moist and oxygenated compost heap.

When worms pass castings (worm poo) the castings become coated in bacteria. This  is made up of unique properties; 60 micronutrients and trace minerals, including calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphates and potash.

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Our three stage vermicompost is a product of:

  1. Organic compost heated to a temperature of 63 +-5 degrees Celsius.
  2. Populated by volumes of worms
  3. Depleted of worms

The compost now enriched with worm castings is nutrient rich for healthy plant growth and soil improvement.

Vermicast: what is it and how can it help your garden flourish?

 

What is vermicast?

Vermicast is a supreme organic fertilizer that is absorbed through plant root systems. Microbacteria within compost breaks down organic matter in which worms deposit their poo

 

 

 

Worms thrive in organic compost. It is their ideal world; they love nothing more than a moist and oxygenated compost heap.

When worms pass castings (worm poo) the castings become coated in bacteria. This  is made up of unique properties; 60 micronutrients and trace minerals, including calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphates and potash.

 

To make Wormz vermicast, we follow three steps:

  • Create organic compost and heat to 63 +/- 5 degrees celsius.
  • Add volumes of worms and wait for them to add their castings.
  • Thank the worms for their service and rehouse them in to a new compost filled worm farms.

The end result is a nutrient rich product that supports healthy plant growth and soil improvement.

 

Vermicast and plants:

Because vermicast is so rich in minerals and nutrients, it is very useful for plant growth. Research indicates that one teaspoon of healthy vermicompostcan contain 10 billion bacteria.

In order to reach plants, and help them grow, vermicompost needs to be to absorbed through the roots. All plants have receptors on their cell walls, these are much like TV antennas that send and receive signals about where to get nutrients, or energy.

 

Vermicast and weeds:

Naturally made organic compost with a mix of Nitrogen (green) matter and Carbon (brown) matterwill reach a maximum temperature of 63 degrees celsius or 140 degrees fahrenheit. This temperature is achieved by trillions of bacteria decomposing the composting material and in the process, destroying pathogens. This is very hot, however is it not a high enough temperature to kill some weed seeds.

Suppress Plant Diseases:

While they may take a little more work, weeds are not necessarily bad for your garden; they can help suppress plant disease and promote a healthy growing environment.

Purchasing synthetic fertilizer may appear to be a cheap and easy alternative to organic vermicast, but in the end it will likely lead to disappointing results. While they may provide some benefit to plant growth, synthetic fertilisers are generally much hotter than organic fertilizer. This is a deliberate approach aimed at killing ALL weed seeds. This may result in the death of gazillions of healthy bacteria.

 

Other benefits of vermicast:

 

  • Often more rich in nutrients than ordinary compost, adding nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium to the soil to help plants thrive
  • There is no danger of over application of vermicompost as in the case of common synthesized fertilisers or chemicals.
  • Fruit and vegetable tests have resulted in yield improvements from 57% to over 200% as well as improvement in taste and appearance.

 

Tips on Putting Vermicast to use

 

Additional Information
Weight 20 kg
Volume

10kgs

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