Composting with Worms, It's Easier Than You Think!: Worm Poop, Worm Poop Tea and Compost Tea

Views: 558, Replies: 3 » Jump to the end
Composting with Worms, It's Easier Than You Think!

By prairiegirl
August 30, 2013

Red Wigglers are my garden's secret weapon, and it is easy to get started.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
Image
Gerris2
Aug 30, 2013 6:40 AM CST
I have used nothing of the referenced inputs in the subject line above in my morning glory containers this summer. I have used zero chemical fertilizers. I have never, EVER, seen flower production on my plants, or seen leaf rust-tolerance in my plants since I started growing this plant group in 2004. Adding microbial life into the soil via worm castings (worm poop), worm tea and compost tea are the way I'll go from now on for my outdoors-grown container plants.

Using red wiggler worms to compost dropped leaves, spent flowers and fiberboard egg cartons make the black gold to use...it really is very easy. Give it a try!


Thumb of 2013-08-30/Gerris2/51c13f

tantefrancine
Aug 31, 2013 8:03 AM CST
What do you do in Winter? Can the container stay outside? Does it have to be located in the shade?--Thank you
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
Image
Gerris2
Sep 1, 2013 5:33 AM CST
I keep my worm bin in the garage all year long. If you put your worm bin outside I would protect it from rain and direct sunlight. It's been a while since I read Dave's article on the topic, so he may talk about bin location and overwintering it.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 1, 2013 3:10 PM CST
I have a Love-Hate relationship with worms. I love what they do in my garden. Sooo beneficial! I feel I get a real bargain when I repot and find a worm in the soil from a plant that I bought in the store. But I hate to look at them, or Lord have mercy, TOUCH them! EEK! Crying
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Composting with Worms, It's Easier Than You Think!
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"