Vermicompost is made up of earthworms. Vermicomposting, which derives its name from Latin vermi and means “worm”, is a method of composting with worms in order to make an eco-friendly fertilizer.
Composting is an organic way to recycle organic material.
Vermicompost can have a profound impact on plants. Vermicompost increases the amount of nutrients available to plants. This allows seeds to germinate faster, develop better root systems, and produce greater yields. This means you get more fresh fruits and veggies.
Vermicompost is also useful in controlling pests and diseases of plants, so don’t let all the blooms go to waste. Vermicompost can be used in gardens, on lawns, around house plants, and around bushes or trees. A pound will cover approximately 10 square feet. That’s about 3.5 pounds for an 8-by-8-foot raised garden.
Home garden plants are great vermicompost recipient. You can remove a little bit of the potting soil from your plant’s container and add vermicompost. To replace the soil that was taken out, add 1/4 to 1/2 inch of vermicompost to the pot. This little treat can be given every other month to your houseplants. They will love it!