How To Use Worm Castings To Power Plants – The 100% Natural Fertilizer That Works!

The topic of this week's how-to garden article and podcast is using worm castings to energize your trees, bushes, vegetables, plants, and much more!

1. What Are Worm Castings?

Worm castings are essentially the dried dung of worms. Like other common animal manures, they are full of valuable nutrients and vitamins that can help improve the soil.  

2. Where To Find Worm Castings?

Castings are becoming more and more accessible as gardeners become more aware of their benefits. Worm castings are now widely available from most local nurseries. 

3. “Make” Your Own Worm Castings

Vermicomposting is the term for creating and gathering your own worm castings. You will require a worm box or bin, which you can build yourself or buy online.  

4. Harvesting The Castings

The worm castings will be ready for harvesting in a few months. Emptying the entire contents of the worm box onto a sizable piece of plastic or sheeting.

5. How To Use Worm Casting

Castings, whether homemade or purchased, can be used in a multitude of ways. Initially, you can include the castings into your potting or seed starting soil when they're dry.  

6. For Seedlings

For every cup of potting soil, add 1/4 cup of dried worm castings to your seed starting mix.  

7. Shrubs and Trees

Additionally, worm castings are a great natural supply of nutrients for establishing plants and shrubs. 

8. Liquid Worm Casting Tea

As previously indicated, castings can be used to make a fantastic, all-natural homemade "miracle growing liquid fertilizer."


You cannot go wrong with this all-natural, organic fertilizer for all of your plants, regardless of whether you make your own or purchase worm castings by the bag.


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