|Directions: Earthworm Castings/Vermicompost
- Potted Plants and Seeds/Seed Flats-New - Potting mix-use 1
part earthworm castings to 3 parts soil. Or can use up to 100%
castings with good results but lower concentrations are very
- Potted Plants - Add 1-2 inches of Earthworm castings to top of
soil. Mix in taking care not to damage shallow roots - water -
repeat every 2-3 months.
- Vegetables and Annual Flowers – Line furrows and plant holes
with 2” of earthworm castings. Before placing seeds and plants
then cover seeds and plant roots with soil. Side dress during
growing seasons at a rate of 1/2 cup per plant or 1 cup per
linear foot of row once every 2 months.
- Larger growers - use 60 - 100 lbs per 100ft row. 7 to 15 tons
per acre. Generally vegetable plants need only one application
per growing season
- Roses, Trees, Shrubs and Berries - When planting mix 1 part
earthworm castings to 3 parts soil. Surround newly dug hole
with mixture. Spread roots over a mound of the mix in the hole
- Roses - Established - Mix 4 cups of earthworm castings into soil
2-3 inches below the surface for each plant.
- Lawns - New - Apply 10 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. into the topsoil. Mix
in grass seed and water well.
- Lawns - Established - Top dress 10 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.
- Trees (fruit, citrus, nut, ornamental) - Apply by topdressing
from the trunk to the edge of the drip line. With established
trees top dress with 5 lb. castings per 1-inch diameter of the
tree two to three times a year. It is important to get the worm
castings applied during the spring blossoming period.
- Compost Piles - Spread a thin layer of earthworm castings
between each new layer of material to be composted