Are you struggling with weak plants?
Confused on how to condition your soil?
Is this your first time to work with new soil?
Do you have a new plant variety that you’re working with?
As a gardener ourselves, we know how important it is to support plants throughout the growing process. We also understand how confusing it can be at times. Thus, we are introducing you to the world of earthworm castings.
Read on and take a closer look on the many benefits this will bring to your garden.
Earthworm castings are potent because they’re rich in so many minerals and nutrients. Castings will help adjust the pH level of your soil and a little bit goes a long way.
They also have natural pest-resistance properties so you don’t have to invest in pesticides. This helps you save some money in the process.
2.There’s no odor
Worm castings are unlike other fertilizers because they have no smell. In fact, every time you open the bag it will smell like rich earth.
Why is there no odor?
During the digestion process, the castings are neutralized. This means you’re not subject to the strong smell that comes with fertilizers made from animal manure.
3.Create fertile soil
Are you working in a new yard this growing season? Yep, we’re talking to you.
If you’ve chosen to go organic then you probably know that many of us don’t have fertile soil.
The overuse of chemical-based fertilizers has killed off the good bacteria in soil throughout the state, so us gardeners have to work a little harder.
One of the biggest benefits of using worm castings in your garden is that they have about 5 million beneficial microbes per gram. According to Purdue University, earthworm castings leave soil 5-11% richer in plant-available nutrients.
4.Save on water
Aside from saving money on other organic fertilizers, worm castings will also help you save on your water bill. This is because they enhance the soil’s ability to retain moisture.
Several farms throughout the country have cut their water consumption by 50% using worm castings, so imagine what it can do for your garden!
5.Boost plant yields
If you have a big family to feed or one that loves eating fresh fruits and veggies, then you know how important it is to get the best bang for your buck. Worm castings will help your vegetables grow strong and fight off disease. As you continue to prune and harvest, they’ll continue to grow.
Enjoy growing enough tomatoes, peppers, and onions to make several batches of salsa to give to your friends, family, and coworkers. You can also grow enough to sell at the local farmer’s market, which will earn you a little extra cash!
If you’re new to worm castings, don’t hesitate to give them a try. They can’t burn your vegetables like other fertilizers and they’re completely natural. Add them to your garden soil and your potted plants to help your plants grow tall and strong.