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Worm Castings "or Earth Worm Castings", how do they work & what are they? What are their uses: Use for Trees, Shrubs, Vegetables, flowers and everything in between.

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Introduction To Worm Castings:

Worm castings are one of the richest natural fertilizer known to man. That's right: as little as a tablespoon of pure worm castings provides enough organic plant nutrients to feed a 6" potted plant for more than two months "on its own".

It is believed that worm castings on their own have the possibility to stimulate plant growth more than any other natural product on the market.
Unlike animal manure and artificial fertilizers it is easily absorbed by plants. But Worm Castings don't only stimulate plant growth: they also enhance the ability of your soil to retain water (because of its texture), and it even inhibits root diseases such as root rot.

Purchase your worm castings at MMAD Hydroponics, we are now stocking multiple size bags for your convenience. We can even provide you with tote boxes full of castings, and everything in between. We'll even get you tons if you are looking for large quantities. mmad.ca

What Are Worm Castings?

Worm Castings contain a highly active biological mixture of bacteria, enzymes, remnants of plant matter and animal manure, as well as earthworm cocoons (while damp). The castings are rich in water-soluble plant nutrients, and contain more than 50% more humus than what is normally found in topsoil.

Worm Castings are packed with lots of minerals that are essential for plant growth, minerals such as concentrated nitrates, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium. It also contains manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt, borax, iron, carbon and nitrogen. However, the best of all is that these minerals are immediately available to the plant, without the risk of ever burning the plant. Remember that animal manure and chemical fertilizers have to be broken down in the soil before the plant can absorb them "that's where the worms come in".

As the organic matter moves through the alimentary canal of the earthworm, a thin layer of oil is deposited on the castings. This layer erodes over a period of 2 months. So although the plant nutrients are immediately available, they are slowly released to last longer. The cocoons in Worm Castings each contain between 2 and 10 eggs that hatch within 2 weeks. This means that the process of decomposition are continued by the young earthworms in the soil, provided that the soil is loose, damp and rich enough in organic matter for the worms to stay alive.
"The worms do all the worm"

The bacteria in the alimentary canal of the earthworm transforms organic waste to natural fertilizer. The chemical changes that the organic wastes undergo include deodorizing and neutralizing. This means that the pH of the castings is 7 (neutral) and the castings are odorless (they smell like a forest after rain). The worm castings also contain the bacteria, so the process is continued in the soil, and microbiological activity is promoted.

What Can Worm Castings Be Used For?

Worm Castings can be used as an ingredient of potting soil (as plant nutrients) for plants in and around the house. It can also be used as a planting additive for trees, vegetables, shrubs and flowers including the medical marijuana community "they love using this stuff". When used as mulching material, Worm Castings will ensure that the minerals are absorbed directly into the soil when it is watered. Because Worm Castings will never burn plants, you can use as much of it as you like.

The Benefits Of Using Worm Castings:

  1. The humus in the worm castings extracts toxins and harmful fungi and bacteria from the soil. Worm Castings therefore have the ability to fight off plant diseases.
  2. The worm castings have the ability to fix heavy metals in organic waste. This prevents plants from absorbing more of these chemical compounds than they need. These compounds can then be released later when the plants need them.
  3. Worm Castings act as a barrier to help plants grow in soil where the pH levels are too high or too low. They prevent extreme pH levels from making it impossible for plants to absorb nutrients from the soil.
  4. The humic acid in Worm Castings stimulate plant growth, even in very low concentrations. The humic acid is in an ionic-ally distributed state in which it can easily be absorbed by the plant, over and above any normal mineral nutrients. Humic acid also stimulates the development of micro flora populations in the soil.
  5. Worm Castings increase the ability of soil to retain water. The worm castings form aggregates, which are mineral clusters that combine in such a way that they can withstand water erosion and compaction, and also increase water retention.
  6. Worm Castings reduce the acid-forming carbon in the soil, and increase the nitrogen levels in a state that the plant can easily use. Organic plant wastes usually have a carbon-nitrogen ratio of more than 20 to 1. Because of this ratio, the nitrogen is unavailable to plants, and the soil around the organic waste becomes acidic.

Recommendations and Quotes about Worm Castings

"Worm Castings work well on their own or when used along with commercial fertilizers."

The key factor is microbial activity. Research that has been done, shows that microbial activity in worm castings is 10 to 20 times higher than in the soil and the organic matter that the worm ingests..."

"Earthworm castings are believed to be one of the best potting soil additions for greenhouses or house plants, as well as gardening and farming. On its own it will not burn even the most delicate plants and all nutrients held within are water-soluble, making it an immediate plant food. The effect of earthworm castings used in any of the means spoken of on this page will show great results within 2 - 3 days "clearly visible". They make plants grow fast and strong."

"Castings contain 5 times the available nitrogen, 7 times the available potash and 1 1/2 times more calcium than that found in 12" of topsoil. Therefore, castings "on their own" are supplied with available nutrients.
The nutrients are also water-soluble and immediately available to the plant. You will find that most potting soils have a nutrient life for 2 to 5 days, where worm castings will last up to 6 times longer. You will need 5 times as much potting soil to do the same job as worm castings. So in the long run, worm castings are much cheaper and do a much better job. Also, castings hold 2 to 3 times their weight in water. "Note: In some applications the use of perlite could be used for additional drainage"

That means you water less and the pot will stay damper for a longer period. Worm castings will not burn your plants; unlike using any fresh raw manure (cow, horse, pig, mink, etc.) which can burn root systems if not applied properly. . . . The manure passes through the worms' digestive system producing rich organic plant food and a slow releasing fertilizer which allows for better distribution growth by-product."

How to use Worm Castings:

For Germination

Use 20 to 30% Worm Castings with sand and or peat, as an excellent germination mixture. It will also ensure continuous nutrient intake for "some say" up to three months" Note: When using / adding worm castings in your soil mix in addition to your regular nutrient regime, your plants with thrive. .

Use as A Soil Conditioner

If you hoe a layer of barren soil, or lay your own soil mix "we use Sunshine Mix #4" and add a layer of Worm Castings and give it some water, you will be surprised at the growth of your first season's plants.

Use Worm Castings Along With Your Fertilizer

Just sprinkle your worm castings around the base of plants and or lightly mix it in, and then add your nutrient water mixture. You could also spread on a large scale with your spreader.

Use Worm Castings As A Worm Tea Or Liquid Fertilizer

Worm Castings can easily be mixed with water. In a one gallon container drop in 1 cup Worm Castings and mix "or shake", and let it sit for a few days to one week. This liquid mixture can be used on its own or along with your fertilizer or even as a foliar spray.

The human race has known for hundreds of years that earthworms are a great way to improve plant growth, quality of edible products in addition to increasing your plants yields, such as vegetables, fruit etc. Earthworm castings are a wonder product of nature. So if you care about your soil, and your plants, then now is the time to try worm castings and get impressed, you won't be sorry you did. Why not try a 100% natural product.

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Exterior plants:
Spread "minimum" one cup on to the soil between / around the base of the stem or trunk of the plant, mix in, water....  

Potted plants:
Spread "minimum" one cup on to the soil, mix in water. Alternative: Mix in directly "when potting" in your soil mix, mix well water. "You cannot put too much, we apply to our potted plants 4 to 1 with great success "4 part soil mix, 1 part worm castings". You decide your own application...
Worm Castings are used both for indoor and outdoor plants alike, results may vary depending on multiple factors such as; type of soil, amount used, temperature fluctuations, pH levels, light and the type of plant being cultivated.

Note:
Try Worm Castings for successful plant production, it's just that simple, TRY IT.
 
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Essential Additives

Additives are essential for successful yields, come in and visit us, ask us for recommendations on what you could incorporate in your feeding regime to give you the edge!


Important note: When following nutrient instructions / recommended mixing directions always take into consideration additives you will be using, as some additives can increase / change the ppm / NPK levels of your soil mixes. "Make no mistake, utilizing the right additives could be a blessing!"

It's somewhat of a big puzzle, but if you can find "add" the right "pieces" additives to tweak your nutrient regime, the end result might just surprise you! :-0

"Are you 100% satisfied with your end result! Do you think you could do better!"

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Base Additives:
Mycorrhiza, Compost Teas, Guanos, Humates, earthworm castings....
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