What on EARTH are worm castings? Pardon the pun, this article will guide you through why you’ll want worm castings as another ingredient in your garden.
What Is It?
First of all, what is worm castings? It is a soil amendment produced by the digestion of worms, coming out as a very very fine and nutrient-rich ingredient for your garden. Its properties are magical! You can see in the day-to-day growth of particular flowers or plants that worm castings encourages great growth for plant roots or promotes a softer skin on the outside of root vegetables.
What You Might Not Know
A crazy fact about worm castings is that it holds about two to three times its weight in water. This is especially useful for Albertan gardens because of the lack of moisture in our habitat, commonly seen in our grassy landscape. If you can get your hands on worm castings you will have a very healthy, moist garden! Worm castings also have 10 times the nutrients of regular compost!
Cover It with Soil
Protected worm castings will act like a sponge in a layer of soil. This quality of worm castings is especially useful in sunny areas that have the propensity to dry out due to being in direct sunlight. Alternatively, when used topically, its nutrients are great as a topsoil for areas of your garden or for house plants that require more nutrients. The worm castings should be used in a ratio of 1 part castings to 4 parts soil.
Our guess is that once you see how useful worm castings are in your garden, you won’t be able to wait to get your hands on it. As always, get in touch with us at Soil Kings to order bulk quantities of worm castings, soil, aggregates, or mulch. Buy directly online or contact us by phone at 403-452-LOAM (5626).