Want to know how to plant perfect plants? Then it's time to introduce worm compost to your gardening program. Worms can be disgusting and slimy, but they can help you achieve a healthy garden and grow plants you can be proud of. Read on to learn more.The following contents are of reference value for the planting of raised garden beds.

Earthworm compost is a fancy word for using worms or worm dung as plant food or fertilizer. This is how nature creates miracles. Worms, bacteria and other seemingly insignificant creatures act as small cleaners. They play an important role in decomposing our waste, and the end product of the cleaning process is a rich material that we can now use as compost. Surprisingly, it can help our plants grow healthily without the help of chemical fertilizers, which is not good for us. Learn how to naturally increase soil with the help of worms, here.

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Garden season tips: worm compost for organic gardeners

This useful information map can make it easier to understand some seemingly complex earthworm compost. Fortunately, you can make your own earthworm compost and get rich compost from your composting partner (worm) for your plants

Common types of worms

Although there are thousands of known worm species, only a few are suitable for indoor worm composting. Worms that dig holes in the shallow layers of soil or compost are very suitable for worm composting. On the other hand, Canadian night walkers dig deep, so they are not suitable.

These are commonly used worm types in earthworm composting:

Red earthworm or lubricating rubella (1 "to 4") – common in compost circles. They can survive in cold winter. If released, they will pose a threat to the ecosystem.

Red Wigglers or Eisenia foetida/Eisenia andrei (2 "to 4") - These species are almost indistinguishable and usually occur together in the same habitat. They are shallow burrowing animals and are very suitable for composting.

Blue Worm or Perionyx excavatus (1 1/4 "to 2 3/4") – a common composting worm in tropical climates.

African Nightwalker or Eudrilus eugeniae (6 "to 8+") – common compost worms in subtropical and tropical climates.

European Nightwalker or Eisenia hortensis (3 "to 8") - a common worm used as fishing bait, is increasingly popular in composting.

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Select the appropriate container

Good compost has a perfect balance of moisture and nutrients. Here are four materials that are commonly used as composting bins to help you determine which materials are convenient for you and allow you to achieve a perfect balance in composting.

These are compost box materials that can be used for worm composting:

Cardboard – water absorption, perishable

Tip: closely monitor the condition of the composter to ensure that the humidity is at an appropriate level.

Plastic/polystyrene – non absorbent, easy to clean. The most popular.

Tip: Add more drain holes to prevent the soil from getting too wet.

Wood – good water absorption and drainage.

Tip: Choose hemlock or western red cedar as the antiseptic composter, which will not leach oil that will harm worms. (Avoid using yellow cedar and redwood.

Metals – do not absorb water, rust, and release heavy metals.

Tip: Add more drain holes to prevent the soil from getting too wet.

Food suitable for worms

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The relationship between bacteria and worms in compost mixture is the key to obtain good earthworm dung. Bacteria will feed on compost materials, and worms will in turn feed on bacteria. The end product of this process will be compost, which will play a magic role in your garden plants.

These pointers here will guide you to which wastes to use in composting:




Coffee grounds and filters

Tea bag


Grass dust – no pesticides

Garden newspaper clipping - no pesticides

Rinse eggshells





Heavy coated paper

Harvest and use

After successfully extracting rich black compost, you can now prepare worms for a new batch of compost and prepare compost before application. Composting can be applied in two ways:

Direct application

Although this is a simple process, the following are some points you need to consider when applying compost to soil or plants:

Remove the worm (optional).

Frozen compost.

Test and mix compost.

Use in gardens or potted plants.

Compost tea

Making earthworm dung tea is like preparing tea with tea bags. The method is as follows:

Collect compost with cheesecloth or T-shirts.

Soak the bundle in a bucket of water overnight.

Filter the liquid and add to the spray bottle.

Spray on plants and soil.

If you want wallpaper worthy pictures of vegetables and want them to be organic and healthy, worm compost will do the job for you. You can garden organically and get rid of waste in an environmentally friendly way.

December 13, 2022

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