Grow bigger healthier vegetables w/ worm castings

11 May

Last Spring was the first time my parents used worm castings exclusively to fertilize their garden.  My mom and dad claimed their best tomato crop they can remember. We used a handful of castings with each tomato seedling, and the results were terrific.  Even in one of the driest and hottest years on record, the taste, yield, and size of the tomatoes were outstanding.

Worm castings or earthworm manure is the best all natural fertilizer you can get.  Beyond Potassium and Nitrogen, worm castings are alive with beneficial microbes.  Beneficial bacteria, nematodes, and other tiny beneficials that will add life to plants and soil.  You can maximize your castings harvest by brewing compost tea.   You will need an aquarium pump, water, castings, and some unsulfured molasses to amplify the effects.  Worm castings are the only manure that can be directly absorbed by plants roots.  They are perfectly pH balanced and won’t burn up plants like other high in Nitrogen manures.

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3 Responses to “Grow bigger healthier vegetables w/ worm castings”

  1. Alan J Marek May 12, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    I put worm castings on four of my Tomato plants. They are growing out the tops of my six foot Tomato cages. Loaded with Tomatoes and blooming. Celebrith and Patio Tomatoes…..Best Luck in four years!!!

    • Kyle May 12, 2012 at 2:09 am #

      Alan, thanks for sharing and glad to hear! Hope you are doing great.

      • jayjay1975 June 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

        Hey Kyle,

        Rabbit manure is another completely safe manure that you can add directly to the garden. Great job on your blog.

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