Adding Worm Castings to Raised Garden Beds and Container Pots

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An energy bar for plants?

I love using Worm Castings!  It’s like giving an energy bar to your plants.

You know, like when you’re hungry and you eat an energy bar, you feel rejuvenated and are ready to get going.  Same thing.  As you water your plants the water seeps through the worm castings giving your plants,  a boost of nutrition through their roots.

I use worm castings in my raised garden beds.  I dig my hole for my individual plant and add worm castings in the hole.  I then carefully put the plant in the hole and push the soil around the plant.  Then sprinkle more worm castings around the stem on top of the soil.  As I water the plant, the water seeps through the worm castings and gives a boost to the plant roots.

When transplanting my Basil’s into container pots, I use worm castings the same way as I do in the raised garden beds.  I put some potting soil in the bottom of the hole, add worm castings, plant the little plant covering with soil.  Then I add additional worm castings around the stem.  Next I add Sphagnum Moss on top of the soil to help keep moisture in the soil and it also keeps away the gnats.

Jerry Schiller, a worm farmer in the San Angelo area,  explains the benefits of using Worm Castings.  Regardless what the worm is fed, the worm casting provides Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Organic Carbon and Bacteria.

And I show you how I use my Worm Castings…

 

You can purchase Worm Castings from Ramona’s Basil Garden Gifts.

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