How Do I Use My Worm Casts And Compost?
Using your Compost
The compost is very rich in nutrients and organic matter and can be used as an excellent medium to grow plants in. It is rich in soluble plant foods and its fine crumbly texture will greatly improve soil structure. It is not necessary to sterilise the compostbefore using it in the garden, its bacterial content comprises beneficial species which will not harm your plants. It can be used in all the situations where fertiliser is normally used, for example when planting seeds or shrubs; or as a top dressing for fast growing plants.
If you want to make your own potting compost try the following mix:
- 25% Worm casts
- 25% Coir or alternative
- 25% Perlite (or equivalent)
- 25% Sand
Liquid Plant Feed
Don’t forget that the liquid that you drain off from the sump can be used as a house or garden plant food. This is a highly concentrated liquid feed and it must be diluted with 10 parts of water before use.