Vermicompost contains 5 times more Nitrogen, 7 times more Phosphorus, and 11 times more Potassium, the main minerals needed for plant growth, than the ordinary soil. This organic fertlizer is also rich in soil micro-organisms and humus, which conditions the soil and provides a perfect soil-pH balance. There’s nothing better to put in your garden!
Benefits of Vermicompost:
Improves soil aeration
Enriches soil with micro-organisms
Attracts deep-burrowing earthworms already present in the soil
Improves water holding capacity
Enhances germination, plant growth, and crop yield
Improves root growth and structure
Biowastes conversion reduces waste flow to landfills by recycling waste organically.
Vermicomposting reduces greenhouse gas emissions such as methane and nitric oxide (produced in landfills or incinerators when not composted).
How to use:
For potted plants, add a thin layer to the top of the potting soil. You can also add the compost directly into your soil mix when repotting.
In the garden, simply work it into the ground around the base of each plant.
Vermicompost gives seedlings a really good start in life.
You can also use vermicompost to make “compost tea” liquid fertilizer. Mix two tablespoons of vermicompost with a litre of water and let it stand for a day, shaking it occasionally, then sprinkle under the plants.