There is no more natural approach to gardening or farming than with the gardeners Mother Nature herself had in mind: earthworms! Worms are the earth’s plow. As a worm consumes organic material in the surrounding soil, it breaks it down and expels castings: a natural fertilizer, rich and highly concentrated with nutrients. It’s time to put aside the harmful chemicals that are burning your seeds and polluting the earth, because worm castings have been found to be more efficient, healthy, growth-stimulating, and earth-friendly than any other fertilizer.
Worm castings are absorbed by your indoor or outdoor plants and start working almost instantly. They are so water-soluble that you will notice a significant decrease in your water usage as your garden’s ability to hold water and circulate air multiplies with every serving of castings. Perhaps even more obvious will be your plants’ health as they spring to life with a taste of the bountiful organic nutrients present in worm castings. Castings help your plants to be more resistant to disease and naturally repel harmful insects without any use of pesticides. Worm castings naturally hold organic growth hormones and micro-nutrients essential for a plant’s development and crop yield. They help form a deeper and more fibrous root system and enhance germination. They stimulate life above and below the ground, even helping to rebuild the structure of the soil and transform compacted dirt into healthy, rich, wholesome soil. Worm castings have even been known to attract earthworms to your plants to help in the fertilizing process! Your plants will become stronger, healthier, grow more abundantly with the best soil amendment nature provides!
Our worm castings are 100% natural, with nothing changed, nothing added and nothing taken out. They are rich with beneficial bacteria and crucial nutrients, and have a neutral pH level, even helping to balance the pH of your soil. They are completely harmless in all quantities (you can’t use too much!) and will not burn your seeds like chemical fertilizers do. Not only are castings safe for the earth and for your plants, but for people and animals as well. They are very long-lasting, naturally odor-free, and comfortable to handle. If you’re looking to put a little dose of love in your garden, you’ll love what worm castings will do for you.
Castings are rich in water-soluble plant nutrients, and contain more than 50% more humus than what is normally found in topsoil.
Worm Castings are packed with minerals that are essential for plant growth, such as concentrated nitrates, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium. It also contains manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt, borax, iron, carbon and nitrogen. In addition to this castings contain a diverse and populous consortium of microbial life and a substrate of organic matter harboring a storehouse of nutrients that are not lost to rain and irrigation.
Castings are rich in a compound called chitinase. Chitin, a component of the exoskeleton of many insects, is damaged by chitinase, leading some researchers to believe its presence in the castings may be inhibitory to some insects.