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Benefits of Using Red Wiggler Worm Tea on Your Garden Soil

Updated on May 19, 2017
Using Red Wiggler worms for worm tea
Using Red Wiggler worms for worm tea

Using compost and applying these on your garden soil and plants can be quite beneficial. But using worm tea as a another source of garden supplement can also be as valuable. You can learn more about the benefits to using red wigglers castings tea on your garden soil by reading further of this article.

Worm tea is derived from worm compost

There are other kinds of organic compost (there’s leaf compost for example), but if you’re looking to find something that is generally packed with more nutrients, then use worm compost. Composting worms are basically capable of eating as much as half of their own weight daily. But what’s more remarkable about these soil creatures would be their capacity to eat natural scraps. Decomposing kitchen and garden wastes can be broken down by these earthworms. They are also capable of digesting these food materials, and excreting these into high-quality castings.

Thinking of starting your very own Worm Composting?

How to create your own worm tea mix

You’ll need the following materials before you can proceed to making your own worm tea mix: 2 scoops of worm castings, an old sock (the hole less kind), some molasses or corn syrup, a bucket (a container that can hold at least 5-gallons worth of water), water that is chlorine-free, and a bubbler. As soon as you’re done preparing these supplies, you can begin by filling your sock with worm castings. Have the sock tied securely so that when you soak this in the water, the contents of it will not spill from the sock. Now, have your sock soaked in a bucket that’s been filled with chlorine-free water (you can use tap water but make sure to have it settled for 24 hours before using it), and then have the water aerated using the bubbler (aeration keeps the microorganisms alive). Also add in some molasses or corn syrup into the blend, as this will be used as a source of food for the existing microbes in the tea.

Use worm tea on your organic garden right away!

Your worm compost tea is actually teaming with life. The tea itself is aerated so that the process may be able to create more microbial activity (comparable to aerobic composting). Other than that, it is also advisable to use the tea within 48 hours. So the fresher the tea is, the better you will benefit from it. Worm tea is very suitable for potted plants and container herb gardens


The benefits to using Red Wigglers worm tea

There are a lot of things that worm tea can offer your garden soil and plants. It can be used as foliar spray or as a spray that can help put out pests (can be used as a natural pest control product for insects such as aphids, mites, and even white flies). Tea made from red wiggler worms castings can also be used as a natural fungicide. It can also be used as a soil conditioner. Other than that, worm castings tea can also help improve the moisture-retention property of your soil. So when your worn-out or eroded soil is brought back to life, then it will be able to store in more moisture and nutrients. Using this type of tea on your garden soil can actually help nourish it, making the plants rooted in it to also develop stronger root systems, and of course, stronger plants.


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    • frankwiggler profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Spring Grove, PA

      :) Thanks Daffodil

    • daffodil2010 profile image


      7 years ago

      i don't like worms but this hub is useful. thanks for sharing


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