Vermicompost or worm castings are an organic fertilizer "produced" by compost worms... yes, it's worm poop! It contains all the essential nutrients and beneficial microbes for practically ANY plant (indoor or outdoor) and is an amazing fertilizer and soil amendment. You can apply it directly to your plants as a top dressing, or brew them into your own compost tea. When applied to plant foliage, worm castings helps boost the health of diseased and infested plants. Never worry about overfertilizing with worm castings! Unlike conventional fertilizers, worm castings does NOT cause chemical burns with over-fertilization.
Our worm castings are produced locally using household waste from partner homes in Coquitlam and Vancouver. Unlike store-bought worm castings that slowly degrades in quality while they sit on the shelf, our castings are freshly harvested & sifted through 3mm screen within 14 days from when you receive the product and is brimming with beneficial microbes. The castings contain a variety of beneficial soil amendments, such as crushed eggshells and oyster shells, biochar, glacial rock dust, and other organic materials. You may even be able to spot worm cocoons in the castings if you take a closer look!
The castings may contain worms, worm cocoons, or other composting organisms - all harmless to your plants and are beneficial to a healthy soil environment. These creatures only consume and break down "dead" materials.
For Potted Plants and Garden Beds:
Mix 1/2 to 1 cup of castings into the first inch of the soil at base of the plant every 3-4 months
Mix 1-2 cups of castings into transplant hole prior to transplanting
For Seed Starting:
Mix 1 part castings for every 4 part seed starting medium (e.g. coco coir, peat moss)