Worms & Black Castings for an Abundance of Healthy Crops
Earthworms are more than just good fishing buddies, they naturally incorporate organic material into the soil, increasing the amount of microbes, improving the health of the soil, and increasing plant productivity. Both worms and black castings from worms provide your garden or farm with a nutrient rich and robust environment, able to withstand harsh weather conditions such as drought and the ability to ward off disease and unwanted insects.
Some interesting facts about earthworms from Today I Found Out
According to research done at the Rothamsted Experimental Station, depending on soil quality, there can be anywhere from 250,000 to 1.75 million earthworms per acre of and. Poor quality soil will have closer to the 250,000 range, good quality soil, such a swarm land, will have closer to the 1.75 million worms per acre. This means that on an average farm with livestock, the weight of the worms beneath the surface of the land will likely outweigh the livestock that walk on top.
Earthworms can consume about 1/2 to 1 times their body wight every day and can process about 10 pounds of organic material per worm per year.
They also will eat just about any dead organic matter along with processing a variety of garbage and even tiny rocks that have organic matter on them, grinding the rocks into a paste that will enrich the soil. They also force air through the underground tunnels they create, thereby aerating the soil as they work. In the process of doing all this, they process and enrich the soil; they aren’t just nature’s garbage disposals, but also natural gardeners.
The organic soil amendments and fertilizers from Vermitechnology are a valuable and affordable addition to any soil. For over 40 years we have been providing quality products for wholesalers, distributors, retailers, growers and hobbyists.