Feeding earthworms remains a challenge for many vermicomposting enthusiasts. The ability of earthworms to readily convert organic matter into vermi-fertilizer is heavily dependent on how these materials are prepared prior to feeding. Some organic materials in their fresh state may be slightly toxic or irritate earthworms and cause suppression in earthworm activity, whereas other organic … More Bring your veggie scraps! We’ll get you started.
The reuse potential of organic agricultural waste is being realized at the University of the West Indies Field Station (UFS).We are partnering in an effort to materialize the commercialization of a model composting facility that will:1. Recycle all onsite agricultural waste in combination with other municipal waste.2. Act as a model demonstration facility for nutrient … More Creating a Model Circular Farm
Applying worm castings correctly will increase its efficacy in delivering nutrients and beneficial microbes to the root zone. … More Applying worm castings
A 14-day interval is ideal for applying worm castings to most vegetables. The application rate will vary based on the age of your transplant, for seedlings, 2-4 tbsp per plant is ideal to establish your garden, whereas for more established transplants as those sold in 6 oz containers apply 4-6 tbsp per plant. Each one … More Worm castings affect cucumber growth rate
To enjoy the real benefits of vermicompost in your garden, it’s important to understand how it works and how best to use it. The release of nutrients from compost is a gradual process. The balance between nutrient absorption and availability in the rhizosphere is strongly influenced by plants and other organisms which form part of … More timing is important
We are often told to just add a few handfuls of vermicompost to our plants but how much is a handful of Vermicompost? Given that no two handfuls are the same size, here are some measured results from a mini-experiment: How it was done 12 tablespoons of worm castings were applied to each plant over … More Crunchy Number$$!