Why Use Worm Castings?
Improve the tilth, condition and structure of the soil – Vermagreen Organics Premium Earthworm Castings help plants develop bigger and stronger root systems providing for robust plant growth.
Improve soil consistency – Vermagreen Organics Premium Earthworm Castings improve soil aeration, drainage, and moderating of temperatures helping plants thrive.
Improve soil composition - Vermagreen Organics Premium Earthworm Castings increase the soils ability to hold water while helping minerals and nutrients to dissolve, all the while buffering the soil from chemical imbalance, and bolstering your plants immune system.
Safe to use around kids and pets – No harmful additives or chemicals are included in Vermagreen Organics Premium Earthworm Castings.
How Will Plants Benefit From Worm Castings?
There is an extensive list of micronutrients in earthworm castings including calcium. Calcium is extremely helpful in delivering many other nutrients to plants. Studies have shown the edible plants that benefit most from higher levels of calcium found in worm castings are: apples, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, citrus, conifers, cotton, melons, grapes, legumes, lettuce, peaches, peanuts, pears, peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes.
Live microbes live and survive among worm castings. These microbes assist plants with their intake of nutrients and help consume parasites and other disease causing organism.
Intensive cultivation practices like gardens and commercial growing operations can have a profound effect on soil structure. Incorporating worm castings into the soil rebuilds degraded soil structure. This blend of organic material provides a more porous environment that reduces compaction, increases aeration for better water and nutrient flow, allows for easier root growth and stronger plants.
Moisture and Temperature Management
In drier soils earthworm castings retain moisture and in wet and heavy soil conditions earthworm castings aerate the soil allowing excess water to pass through. In most circumstances it’s the benefit of reduced watering that is so valuable. For commercial operations where drip lines are being used, the organic content in worm castings provides the added benefit of retaining nutrients within the root growth zone.
Along with moisture management comes the added benefit of moderating soil temperature. Worm castings blended in the soil aerate the soil providing insulation for the root systems allowing moderated temperature ranges within the root growth zone. Moderate temperatures translate to less stress on the plant, better root growth and improved yields