Vermicompst the Organic fertilizer for your home garden
What is Vermicompost?
First, you will need to know what Vermicomposting is:
- Definition: Vermicomposting
- Vermicomposting, also referred as Vermiculture, is a method, or the process, of producing nutrient-rich compost, commonly referred to as an organic fertilizer, by way of feeding organic matter, such as kitchen waste, to earthworms.
Vermicompost - The worms waste byproduct
- Definition: Vermicompost
- Vermicompost, also known as vermicast, vcast, worm castings, worm cast, worm humus or simply worm poop, is the byproduct of the breakdown, further decomposition, of organic matter by certain species of earthworms. Basically, worms consume organic matter, the organic matter is turned into worm poop ( Vermicompost ), and then the vermicompost can be harvested and used in a number of gardening applications. Vermicompost makes for a wonderful soil amendment, as well as, a great compost source for brewing Compost Tea. Vermicompost is loaded with the beneficial microorganisms that promote plant growth.
The idea Vermicomposting has been around for sometime but with the current "Going Green" movement it is quite the in thing to own your own Vermicomposting farm these days. Owning your own worm farm might seem like a stretch for some people, but actually there's not much to it. Oh, and did I mention producting your own Vermicompost quite cost effective? Since Vermicompost can be used in so many different applications it actually reduces or even eliminates your need for some of those expensive commercially available gardening products.
"All the fertile areas of this planet have at least once passed through the bodies of earthworms."
- Charles Darwin