EM (Effective Microorganisms) & Vermicomposting

“Dear Kenny, I need your advice on the following: I have been keeping a few (unsealed) gunny sacks of dry vermicast for some months now. It doesn’t give bad odour. Is the stuff still good? Will spraying with 1:40 EM-water solution help reactivate/refresh the worm cast? Can vermicast combine with EM-treated animal dung and become…

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Best Worm Feed To Produce Highest Possible NPK For Vermicompost

“What is the best worm feed to produce the highest possible NPK for the vermicompost?” ~ Joel Adorada Hi Joel, The subject of NPK in vermicompost has always been a very interesting one with much research done, from finding the best combinations of feed to use, to the optimum mix of vermicompost to be used…

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Volume Of Worm Castings To Use On A Garden

“How much of the castings do I use on the garden?” ~ Conrad Great question, Conrad – undoubtedly something that a lot of people must wonder about. One of the great things about worm castings is that a little can go a long way. Studies conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University have shown…

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Optimizing Worm Casting Production

“I have a rather big worm farm in Paraguay. The average temperature here is 35 degrees Celsius. I am looking for faster methods to obtain the worms castings. Could you tell me what sort of food is digested faster or what is the ideal environment to optimize my production?” ~ Alejandro Hi Alejandro, There are a…

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Using Worm Castings In Your Garden

“How much of the worm castings do I use on the garden?” ~ Conrad Parker Hi Conrad, That’s a great question, and something many people likely wonder about. It is often assumed that vermicompost/castings are essentially the same thing as regular thermophilic (hot) compost, when in fact they are quite different. Scientific research has clearly…

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