Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Few More Reasons For Worm Composting

Worms convert waste faster! Worms can consume three times their weight a week. Conventional composting takes weeks to months to convert organic material to compost and is very labor intensive. By using worms to compost, the organic gardener can convert organic waste into vermicompost!

Using worms to convert your kitchen waste, yard debris and other organic waste not only takes far less time than hot composting the material but the vermicompost is far superior to conventional compost. The worm castings in the vermicompost have nutrients that are 97% utilizable by your plants and the castings have a mucous coating which allows the nutrients to "time release".

Using the rich 100% organic vermicompost, which you recycle on site, on your house plants, lawns and gardens gives them the best fertilizer on the planet.

Here are just a few references about the value of vermicastings:

Analysis of earthworm casting reveals that they are richer in plant nutrients than the soil, about three times more calcium and several times more nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

Redworm castings contain a high percentage of humus. Humus helps soil particles form into clusters, which create channels for the passage of air and improve its capacity to hold water. Humic acid present in humus, provides binding sites for the plant nutrients but also releases them to the plants upon demand. Humus is believed to aid in the prevention of harmful plant pathogens, fungi, nematodes and bacteria.

Worm castings on vegetable gardens have shown a 33% increase in productivity.

The list goes on and on.


  1. I bought a big tupperware bin this week and am planning to start a vermi-compost so we can continue our composting year round (right now we compost outdoors so we have to stop during the cold winter months) I can't wait to start -- we're just trying to figure out where to put it!! : ) Thanks for following me : )

  2. Always glad to hear from people who enjoy composting. Keep me posted as to your progress with your new bin and if I can be of any assistance, feel free to ask. Best Wishes :)