What is vermicomposting?
"Vermicompost is the product or process of composting using various worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. Vermicast, also called worm castings, worm humus or worm manure (aka worm POOP!!), is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by an earthworm. These castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients than do organic materials before vermicomposting.
Containing water-soluble nutrients, vermicompost is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. This process of producing vermicompost is called vermicomposting."
In other words....Worm poop makes plants grow good!
These worms are amazing. Efficient and low maintenance, they will reproduce to utilize their entire space, and process double their weight in kitchen scraps every 2 days. This is also an excellent learning opportunity for children in sustainable culture. Worms from Princess Dirt are healthy and are packed in bedding loaded with beneficial microbes, baby worms, and cocoons. Click here for information on making your bin and taking care of your worms.
Vermicomposting in Calgary makes sense. You can create 'black gold' for your garden and your houseplants all year round because these compost worms live inside. A properly managed vermicompost bin doesn't smell and takes up very little room. You may choose to begin your vermicomposting in the fall to have an abundance of organic fertilizer for your spring garden. Information and follow-up support comes free with your worms. I want to see you and them enjoy a happy, healthy, mutually beneficial relationship!