Worm castings (worm manure, vermicompost, or worm excreta) are rich in plant nutrients, trace minerals and growth enhancers which increases microbial life in the root zone. Worm castings are extremely beneficial in that they stimulate plant growth. These are among the strongest nutrients we utilize in our mix.
In addition to stimulating plant growth, worm castings also enhance the ability of your soil to retain water. This Microbiome is shown to strengthen root health.
Unlike other animal manure and artificial fertilizers, worm castings are absorbed almost instantaneously by plants. While the nutrients are easily available they are at the same time naturally endowed with a slow release feature to maintain proper nutrition.
Worm castings creates a healthy soil environment.
The main natural benefit of worm castings is the ability to fix heavy metals in organic waste, which prevents plants from absorbing more of these chemical compounds than they need. The compounds are however, released over time as the plants need them.
Worm castings have a high level of Humic Acid which also stimulates the development of micro flora populations in the soil. Extremely dark and rich in texture, worm casting have shown the nitrogen content to be 5 times greater than ordinary topsoil, the phosphate 7 times greater, potash 11 times, with magnesium 3 times in recent test. Because of this castings can reduce irrigation cost up to 50% by retaining moisture in the soil.
Benefits to worm castings:
Worm castings help reduce algae in greenhouses, and hydroponic systems.
Earthworm Castings cause no ground water contamination.
Worm Castings reduce the carbon in the soil and increase the nitrogen levels in a state that plants can absorb for easy use.
Earthworm Castings are 100% non-toxic
Worm Manure helps draw out toxins, harmful bacteria and fungi from the soil.
Worm Castings help prevent extreme pH levels.
This is then mixed into our process which balances our final “Liqui-Dirt” mixture. We use 4 sources for our worm casings thus stabilizing the nutritional elements for our fermentation process.