Vermicomposting is the method of converting kitchen waste into nutrient-rich compost with the help of worms. These worms convert food scraps into two of the best modifications on earth: worm castings, which is technically worm excreta, and worm tea, a liquid fertilizer. Worm tea is derived either from the worm castings and/or the leachate drained from the compost bin. Vermicomposting is an excellent way to produce compost, especially for people living in apartments and condos, who don’t have access to garden waste. It is an ideal method of composting for someone who doesn’t have the strength or time to work on garden waste. Here, the worms do all or most of the work for you.
Vermicomposting is most commonly done in a container where the leachate can be collected at regular intervals. It is neat and odorless when done correctly. In other words, composting is an organized process of decomposition where organic matter contained in kitchen scraps, garden wastes and paper is converted into humus. Humus, another word for compost, is a dark, substance that enhances the nutrient content of the soil, increases its moisture retention capacity, improves soil structure and provides a conducive environment for beneficial soil organisms to thrive.
Vermicompost is commonly used in farming, on pastures and on croplands that grow maize, turnips, cereals, etc. Vermicompost finds its use in horticulture, such as in orchards of citrus, kiwis, apples, pears and varieties of berries. It is also used to grow vegetables including potatoes and onions. It can also be used to increase lushness of grass-covered lawns for the purpose of landscaping.
Vermicompost is not only a sustainable solution for managing organic wastes but also for improving soil fertility and increasing productivity of your edible garden.
Green Corners specializes in bulk supply and delivery of vermicompost and soil conditioner to exclusively suit your farm or garden. The company also offers organic waste management solutions to various industrial sectors and communities.