Bring your veggie scraps! We’ll get you started.

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.

Worm castings affect cucumber growth rate

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

Crunchy Number$$!

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$$!