Frequently asked questions

What is Vermicast?

Vermicast, also called worm castings is a mixture of earthworm castings and uneaten bedding and feedstock harvested from worm beds. This means that we started with organic materials for bedding and added feedstocks. The worms consumed most of the food and bedding, leaving behind a mixture of their castings (worm poop) and undigested organic materials. (Worm Farmer’s Handbook)

Why should I use compost?

Soil can become depleted over time - meaning that it is only a substance holding up your plant, but it isn't able to provide all the nutrients that are needed for health. Compost is broken down organic materials that blend in with soil to create an suitable environment where the roots grow. Healthy soil needs stable organic matter which gives a home to multitudes of good bacteria, protozoans, organisms, & creatures that should be living in it. Without these soil citizens, plants can't get the nutrition they need to build a great tasting vegetable or fruit, or flower. It might look good, but what does it taste like? What disease does that plant have if you are using chemicals to feed your plants? By supplementing our soil with stable mature compost, we increase the organic content of the soil which adds places for water to be stored, particles of material whith microbes working to benefit our plants.

What is Compost?

Compost is organic material that breaks down by biologic action into stable usable soil amendment. The proper making of compost is done by adding water and turning frequently to have an aerobic environment for the breakdown of the materials. We want an aerobic process throughout the whole time the compost is being made. Compost will turn out to be a crumbly, earthy smelling good substance when it is finished that will be added to soil. IT increases the organic content and helps replenish soil and old container mixes for new nutrients in the growing season.