May 27, 2014
There is so much BS in the worm game that purchasing quality products and learning about making your own castings can be quite confusing.
You'll see many advertisers using claims like:
Here is an inside look at a very popular worm casting production model.
Producers using this system may not know better and will claim it's the best, but common sense will tell you otherwise. When making anything from scratch, the best ingredients will make the best outcome. For making worm castings the worm farmer should only be recycling waste not buying new ingredients to use like peat moss, that is just a waste! Why harvest a peat bog just to make castings when the best vermicompost comes from worms fed thermophilic compost?
Here is a quote from a Worm Farmer named Patrick G. Perry. on Pure Castings:
April 07, 2016
Excellent article. i am volunteering at Dignity Village, which is a tiny house cooperative community of formerly homeless people. They wanted to start a vermicomposting business. Since I have finished off my thermophilic composts with red worms for many years I advised them of this method. Just to be sure I was researching the subject and thank god came across your article. As you say its common sense “garbage in; garbage out” but its good to get a thorough explanation.
I have a question about separating the worms from the vermicompost. Is it necessary to get all of the worms out of the vermicompost that is to be sold. It would seem to be an advantage to have some worms and cocoons left in the vermicompost to go to work in whatever medium they land in. If separation does not have to be complete I was thinking of just drying out part of a row or bin and allowing most of the worms to travel to the part that is still moist.
Thanks for your help,
March 15, 2016
We are interested in having the castings we produce tested. Do you know how we could go about getting that done? We live in Northern Nevada. Thanks.
May 19, 2015
how to measure the bulk density of vermicompost, give the procedure of measure the bulk density of vermicompost,
November 24, 2014
Don’t fret, your soil will be just fine. This article is here to help people source the best, but that doesn’t mean that the other stuff is awful. It’s more of a good, better and best situation with Worm Castings.
November 17, 2014
I purchased some castings from a guy that said he mostly fed his worms plant based foods but supplemented with some “Worm Chow.” To my regret I’ve already mixed by soil with what in retrospect is SubPar humus. Would you recommend any way to ‘fix’ or help this soil out?
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