How To Harvest Worm Casting For Your Garden
Making our soil richer for better quality foods.
I know what you are thinking but don’t let this picture gross you out. These little guys are actually helping our herbs, fruits, and veggies to be of better quality by providing them with the right conditions to thrive in.
Worm casting may not be a pretty sight but the benefits that these little guys bring to our gardens is pretty amazing. What is worm casting and how does this relate to our garden plants.
The methods that are involved in worm casting is providing worms with what they need In order for them to accomplish this goal. The worm’s POOP is what makes worm casting possible. This poop helps to make your garden soil richer which in turn will give us a better yield of harvest.
Worm casting does not only enrich garden soil but also helps in better air flow, where oxygen can get to other soil microbes that are hard at work on our behalf, improve water holding capacity and improved drainage.
The finished product from worm casting is really beautiful with that dark rich soil that our plants will truly love.
Here are a few simple steps that can give you great results.
1. Choose a rubber or plastic bin that is square, drill a few holes to the bottom for drainage or if you prefer to, purchase the worm bins or boxes from your garden center.
2. Next, add sand and shredded dampen newspaper at the bottom.
4. Repeat step two. What you’re actually doing is building your worm cast in layers. Also, add some good garden soil.
5. Add kitchen scraps, for example, leftover vegetable, fruits, crushed up egg shells etc…. do not add meat products because adding meant products can bring rodents, dogs, cats, flies and other wildlife.
6. Then add the worms and let the FUN begin.
What is also important is to keep the soil damp at all times to increase worms activity and population.
How long does worm casting take?
Worm casting takes anywhere from 3-6 months.
Worm casting finish product
Mixing worm casting with soil will
A. Improve the quality of your soil.
B. Sprinkle in a circular pattern around the base of your plant for healthy plant growth.
C. Using worm casting can help bring balance to Soil PH.
D. Worm casting helps to hold fertilizers for plant uptake.
E. Worm casting helps to improve sandy soils.
F. Provides proper air circulation for soil microbes.
G. Increases soil nitrogen level.
Worm casting may not be that inviting but the benefits far out ways the looks, so get involved in this awesome project that so many people take a delight in and find to be so beneficial to plant life.
In the end, you will love the results and your plants will surely love you for providing them with the right condition to yield their best in an environment that is so pleasing. Give it a try and reap the benefits of a great harvest.