Boost Plant Growth Using Earthworm Castings

Worm castings are usually among the few offered resources today that provide numerous proven benefits whilst offering no bad aspect effects.

Unlike pesticides plus fertilizers with distinctive harmful handling instructions, worm castings promote plants and basic development with no aspect effects of ingesting poisonous chemicals.

Compost and vermicast are not one within the same.. To end up being more precise they may be the biological course of activity that takes place inside the worm’s digestive framework. Composted material is precisely what is actually given to the worms upon some farms.

This provides me to a 2nd aspect that the earthworms ought to be cultivated in the controlled ecosystem where the particular temperature is above 70 degrees Fahrenheit to become able to produce high quality worm castings. This is definitely not to say that will worm castings produced outdoors of these environmental circumstances are not good yet rather can be deficient in the characteristic associated with microbes, bacteri and fungus premium worm castings consist of. The reasons with this particular is due to the particular reality of particular advantageous bacteria endure at temps of seventy to one hundred degrees Fahrenheit that will assist the worms by themselves as well as the particular digestive method.

Increased main and plant growth, boosts in blooms and colours as well as improved yeilds of fruit plus vegetables are just the some of the tested benefits with a quantity of particular Universitiy research. Studies have also uncovered that plants with vermicastings were considerably more resistant to diseases and cancer causing agents while it remains not really known exactly why. Several reason that it is certainly survival of the fittest since worm castings generate healthier plants in common.

Despite the fact that there are beneficial nematodes ones which consume malicious fungi for illustration and bad nematodes, one particular which consume plant root base, worm castings have already been proven to only display the good ones.

Earthworm castings are beneficial furthermore as the bacteria, fungus as well as other assorted by items are readily accessible simply by plants as plant foods in addition to aid to recondition the nearby soil therefore as to help consider care of a correct level of minerals which usually other fertilizers strip aside.

Things to remember whenever you go to purchase worm castings:

OK this particular is where the earthworm fresh comes to enjoy which i mentioned previously. I am not mentioning to the fact whether or not they were screened these days or a week back however five important components come into play right here.

First countless worm maqui berry farmers is going to take their worm castings and stock them within a pile outside. One particular of the main problems here is the idea that seeds are air delivered and rest in the particular piles. When you put them to outside the particular house or potted plant life, you begin to create undesirable weeds!

The second concern with storing all of them outside is the wintry weather. When i talked about earlier, there are a lot of bacteria and fungi to life inside the worm castings and temperature is the factor in producing superior castings. Once they develop to be freezing or even even freeze, many associated with the advantages of the particular worm castings can plus will be killed away from. The ultimate way to store worm castings is within the exact same controlled ecosystem by which usually they were generated.

Finally, many places offering exactly what they call vermicast is certainly actually vermicompost or earthworm compost. Worm compost or even vermicompost is a mixture of decayed or decomposing material mixed with vermicast.

Fourth many worm maqui berry farmers retain their worm receptacles real wet resulting within their worm castings getting water logged, hence a person are buying a set of water. The greatest wetness content for earthworm castings is approximately thirty percent giving you a lot more bang for your money!

This brings me in order to my last statement associated with what to steer apparent of which is earthworm castings sold in plastic-type material sealed bags and or even containers. One of the particular benefits of worm castings is the fact these people are full with cardiovascular microbes. By characterization the particular word aerobic means needs oxygen to survive. This particular could be the exact same as winning a precious metal fish at the region fair and leaving this within the bag to get a week. At that will time the fish may be floating belly upward. Whenever buying worm castings you want these queries breathable bag and newly packed not sitting in the shelf for a 30 days. The reason is, is definitely that when in the breathable bag, worm castings will dry out more than time once again dropping the benefits normally related with them.


  1. R Epps

    Love it thanks!

  2. Emma Applegate

    Lots of great plants but a bit too messy.

  3. Toni Bartling

    But how can the fruit ripen if you bag them like that?

  4. Joyce Jjones

    He certainly shares info on all of what has been planted with good ideas on
    how to maintain what you have grown……he doesn’t however go into how
    deep or far apart each plant should be..etc…his suggestions are more
    advanced for those very familiar with growing veggies/fruits/beans//etc…

  5. Michael Heywood

    So much better to use a yard for growing useful plants instead of a lawn
    which is only useful if you have a herd of some good animal to graze on
    it. It may take me a few more seasons, but I am going to do it. 

  6. Nelson Flores

    I like this system called Permaculture, also somebody suggested to make
    holes on the pots all over to air the roots of the plants so they don’t
    cripples the roots inside the containers and the water jus run out of the
    container without moisture the roots because are to dense and no soil.


    Use red worms, a bee hive, caterpillars (butterflies) and lady bugs…get
    those cross-pollinators in there!!!! More mulch to retain moisture. Get
    more land. Be fully off-grid and totally self-sustainable. Get out of the
    suburb (too much risk). 

  8. Stephanie Cruvant

    Six minutes into this & still no real information! Just to listening
    patiently, hoping for content.Nope, "trees" etc. 

  9. Gardening With Puppies

    I love what he has done with his place. It is like an Oasis in the middle
    of Suburbia. Better than lawn any day.

  10. Skgibson8

    This was good, Thanks John

  11. Jonthue Michel

    What!!!!!!!!…. ahhhh… ICE CEAM BANANA!!???? ahhhh yay!!!! you are not
    my favorite channel on youtube.

  12. Solitare35

    this vid is both inspiring and sad for me…..:( I live in Montana, limited
    on what we can grow…..just had -40 degrees last month…..ugh. I love
    gardening tho!!

  13. LightPaige

    So inspiring!

  14. Abyssal Nocturnus

    Thanks for the upload man. this was an awesome video

  15. Zhil Vern

    Thanks for the video, very inspirational!

  16. Heliodrome English

    Awesome garden!

  17. Daniel Gilliland

    I like how John remains humble and shows his guests respect by not talking
    over them and listening attentively. It’s a little thing, but it shows

  18. Praxxus55712

    Quite a bit in that small of a space. He’s got some excellent creative
    gardening skills.

  19. Dale Modisette

    Published on Dec 3, 2013
    John goes on a field trip to visit sDr. Bob Randall’ Permaculture Food
    Forest in Suburban Houston, Texas. In this .28 acre lot bob grows over 150
    varieties of fruit trees, a raised bed vegetable garden and more. In this
    episode you will learn how he is growing many different types of plants
    using permaculture principles. During this episode John will give a tour of
    the property and share many of the different types of plants growing at
    this suburban food forest. John will also interview Dr. Randall and ask him
    some questions about permaculture and some new ways to get you to think
    about your organic home garden. After watching this episode you will be
    sure to learn some new ways and techniques that you can use to have a more
    successful garden in the future.

    To learn more about Dr. Bob Randall, visit:

  20. alan30189

    Those fruit trees are planted way too close together. He may have some
    success, but not as much as if he planted them further apart so they don’t
    shade each other.

  21. Laura White

    I’m a young adult (23) studying horticulture where I live in New Zealand,
    and I’m learning heaps from this channel. Organic gardening for the win! I
    hope one day to do companion planting like this on a commercial scale.

  22. teeznutz0

    I really like your videos, keep growing.

  23. Jason Haeger

    Musa "blue Java" (aka Ice Cream Banana) is hardy to 26F, I’ve read. I’ve
    got a couple of babies(ice cream banan plants) in a north Dallas suburb, so
    I do hope that 10F is accurate.


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