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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Why You Need Worm Poo

I just finished getting together another worm bin kit to donate to Joey's ex-school. As I printed up the material to go with it, I came across the following info. Since I've been extra consumed with homeschool activities this week (and thus haven't posted much) and because we're all starting to think about gardening, this seemed appropriate.


Some Gardening Benefits of Worm Castings
  • Suppresses fungal diseases
  • Increases drought resistance
  • Contains high levels of water-soluble nutrients
  • Contains essential nutrients, micro nutrients and trace minerals
  • Reduced use of chemical fertilizers
  • Improved soil structure, resulting in improved aeration as well as water retention capacity
  • Organic and Non toxic- safe for plants, animals and humans!
  • Odor free
  • Studies show that plants fed with earthworm castings tend to repel white flies, aphids and spider mites.
  • Contain high levels of beneficial bacteria and microbes, which help protect your plants from disease.
  • Use them anywhere that needs fertilizing, houseplants, flowers, vegetables, trees and lawns
  • Can be used to make compost tea, a liquid fertilizer that helps protect your plants from diseases as it fertilizes them.


Related Posts-
Worm Composting (1)- Setting Up the Bed
Worm Composting (2)- Some Other Thoughts
Worm Composting (3)- Harvesting The Castings
Worm Composting (4)- Troubleshooting
Using Eggshells


CindyW said...

That's a fantastic idea. Thanks for mentioning it. Every time I visit my girls' school at lunch, I am upset about how much food the kids waste. A worm compost bin will be great - teaching them to convert their food scrap to food for plants. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jenny said...

And do you know how expensive it is to buy worm poo!?!?!

I was at Home Depot this weekend and saw a little bottle full of worm poo that was selling for between 20 and 30 dollars, Crazy!

It's the other black gold.

Wendy said...

"This is a story 'bout a man named Jed, a poor mountaineer barely kept his fam'ly fed. Then one day he was shootin at some food and out from the ground came a bubblin crude. Oil, that is, Black Gold, Texas Tea..."

Pack up the pickup truck, Pa, we're movin to that mansion we've been eyeing in Beverly Hills.