If you’re in the market for worm castings, that is fantastic news! You’ve discovered the greatest plant food/soil supplement that the world has to offer. It’s great for any type of plant, it can be used in organic growing methods, and it is extremely potent.
Although we’re really glad that you’ve narrowed your search down to worm castings, there are a few things that you’ll want to take into consideration before you make a purchase. Here are some things to look for when buying worm castings.
A lot of products out there are labelled as “worm castings” and in most cases that is factually correct. However, there are several different types of worms that can make castings, and they’re not all the same. By the way, if you love growing trees, you'll want to read our guide where we share how to take care of them like a pro!
For example, one of the most common types of worm castings on the market is made by “red wiggler” worms. These are little red worms that are primarily used in composting. If you get one of those worm composting bins and throw table scraps, etc in it, there’s a good chance you’re using red wigglers to do that composting. They are perfect for that.
However, the castings they make using that method are on the small side and have a lower microbial count. The nutrients and minerals in the castings are also on the low end and generally differ from one batch to the next. The nutrients they put out directly correlate to the food source that is being given to them.
By comparison, some worm casting products are made with earthworms. These are large, muscular, brownish colored worms that have the capability to burrow deep into the soil in the wild. These types of worms generally make a larger casting that is high in nutrients, minerals and microbial life. They aren’t generally composting, but they’re eating soil and turning it into “super soil”.
For example, Simple Grow uses African Nightcrawlers. These are a large, aggressive worm that can eat up to 1.5 times its own body weight in dirt every day.
The other big factor in the quality of the castings is the food source that the worms are given and how they are fed. When purchasing castings, you should make sure that the castings come from a controlled food source.
Many times, with composting worms, they are given whatever the producer can get their hands on: table scraps, yard waste, leaves, and animal manure. This makes it very difficult to create a consistent product with the same nutrient levels in it. With a controlled diet of rich, black dirt and grain, worms are able to produce a casting that is absolutely perfect for plants.
At Simple Grow, we use African nightcrawlers and keep them in a controlled environment with a consistent diet. This creates amazing worm castings in every batch. That means you can rest assured when you order from Simple Grow, you’re getting the highest quality, pure earthworm castings that you can find anywhere.
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If you're tired of growing puny vegetables and fruits, it's time for an upgrade...Simple Grow Worm Castings!
What are worm castings? Another term for worm manure. Why would you want to use it in your garden, raised beds, and house plants? Because it makes them grow bigger, faster and healthier...with no chemicals!
How do worm castings do this? It's like giving your plants a powerful multivitamin with everything they need to grow. Trace minerals, nutrients, and most importantly...worm castings are chock full of beneficial microbes. Why does that make a difference?
In recent years, we've learned the importance of gut bacteria for humans and know that it impacts so many different parts of our health. The same thing applies with worms. Gut bacteria from the worm's digestive tract gets into the soil from the worm castings and promotes plant health. Plants have a symbiotic relationship with the microbes from the worm's digestive tract. Plants respond to it and grow really big...really fast!
If you've never tried worm castings before, you owe it to yourself to give them a try. Instead of using traditional chemical fertilizers from the big box store, why not try fresh, certified organic worm castings this year? You'll be able to grow bigger, healthier plants that you actually can feel good about eating.
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