Everything There is to Know
Vermicomposting is no small feat. While our equipment is made for vermicomposting, there are still many small details that must be calculated just right for it to work. The soil that the worms reside in must have the correct salinity, ph levels, moisture, and light for the worms to remain happy and alive. After the soil is to the standard of the worms, we can add the food, but they are picky eaters! The worms need material that is porous, not too dense, not acidic, and below 0.5% salinity. If the soil or the feed isn't up to the standard of the worms, they will do what they can to escape the bin. If the conditions are right, you will have beautiful worm castings 22-32 days later!
The end result of Vermicomposting is Vermicast, which is what is left after the worms completely break down the material! The reason why Vermicompost is considered "black gold" is because it is packed full of water-soluble nutrients. When added to the soil that your plants are already rooted in, it acts as a nutrient-dense, organic fertilizer, as well as a soil conditioner. When your plants are exposed to water and vermicast, they are being given access to the best nutrients around. Vermicast is for anyone! It is used on farms in larger quantities and is also popular among gardeners and green thumbs alike, who are just looking to take the best possible care of their plants.