Why use Worm Castings in Gardening, and What are they bringing to the Table for My Grow, or Gardening Experience
By:Jasper E. Shotts
As an organic soil gardener or just someone who likes to grow sustainably, you have likely heard of worm castings. Worm castings are often known as “black gold” because of the value it brings to an organic garden.
Worm castings have N-P-K only a basic count of 1-0-0, so there is little chance of nutrient damage to your plants from adding them to you arsenal. Worm castings are produced by worms eating organic waste. The castings have a plethora of microbial activity that add to the soil. The cannabis grower knows that earthworm castings help the plant sustain vigorous growth. If you see a nitrogen deficiency, indicated by yellowing leaves beginning near the base of the plant, earthworm castings are an excellent choice to fix this because even if you add “too much” castings your plant will still be fine because worm castings won’t burn your roots. It also acts as a natural pest deterrent as the worm castings are coated in oil from the “stomach” of the worm, which slows the breakdown of the worm castings and deters pests.
Worms have long been recognized as important to agriculture even if no one understood how or why until the last few hundred years. Queen Cleopatra made it illegal to remove worms from Egypt. Today, there are whole industries surrounding worm farming or worm ranching. Generically, it is referred to as vermiculture. If you are wondering what worm is best for the urban gardener, the red wiggler is the best composting worm.
If you want to get more out of your grow, garden, or just want a better lawn, consider adding worms to you soil to bring up the count. Consider adding a compost pile with worms to your garden. If you grow cannabis you should add worm castings to your soil grow, or a high quality fertilizer,like the Green Magi Labs product lines, which contains worm casting already.
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