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The Masters of Worm Composting for Soil Fertility- Composting Worms

Updated on April 10, 2017
Composting Worms
Composting Worms

Mother Nature's Little Helpers

Worm composting in its all cycle, is the most beneficial way to enhance your garden soil's fertility. Composting worms eat organic waste which is in your everyday garbage- why not give it to the worms and let them convert it to a highly nutritious substance for your garden plants or indoor potted plants as well? A worm surely eats a lot and in turn, poops a lot also. Worms' poop or worm castings are very rich in Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potassium, which are needed by plants for their overall health and bloom. Instead of buying chemical fertilizers every season, why not invest in these little nature's helpers and convert your organic wastes into natural organic fertilizers? Not only will you save money, but you'll be doing your part in helping mothernature as well.

Worm Composting Species
Worm Composting Species

Worm Composting Specie Classification

An earthworm that's been kept for worm composting are classified under habitat and tropic lines. There are 3 categories that the tropic class divides: Phyto-phagous, geophagous & phyto-geophagous. And on the habitat side, the habitat line has 3 sub-categories as well: Anecic category, endogeic and Epigeic category. Epigeic worms such as: Pherrionyx Excavatus (oriental), Edrilus Euginiae (African) and Eisenia Foetida a.k.a. Red Wiggler Worms. The aforementioned thrive and forage on decaying animal parts, decaying plants and manure. The Epigeic type doesn't make permanent burrows, it prefers loose, top most layer of the soil that is richer in organic matter and will stay on a place that has food. Epigeic worms are most often the choice for worm composting and soil conditioner. These are just some of the types of worms which are well known to be used as composting worms.

Worm Composting and Soil Fertility
Worm Composting and Soil Fertility

Worm Composting and Soil Fertility

In general, all the categories of worms aforementioned above are all perfect for worm composting or in the soil's fertility. Another factor that makes worm compost materials very suitable for soil fertilizers is because of their secretion or extrusion. The worm's insides is like a bioreactor wherein suitable conditions of PH, moisture level and temperature provides a number of desired aerobic good bacteria strains and the amazing thing is that the bad bacteria are digested. To consider it all, the biological contribution of worm composting in soil fertility is evident in the effect of the bacterial biomass and fungal that they excrete in the soil. This means that you don't have to worry about maintaining your soil's fertility with different kinds of composting equipments because the composting worms will take care of it themselves but you should take proper care of the worms in turn.

Worm Composting Biological Cycle Benefits
Worm Composting Biological Cycle Benefits

A Biological Cycle

Keeping composting worms for your household will prove absolute benefits. Worms will eat the organic waste part of a household's daily garbage and convert it into a potent organic fertilizer which is very good for an organic vegetable garden and lastly the gardener or farmer will enjoy its bounty. It's a win-win cycle of benefits!


    Visit Uncle Jim's worm farm for everything about Red Wiggler worms and Worm Composting.We sell worms for composting: Red Wigglers, African Night Crawlers, Canadian Night Crawlers and Gray Night Crawlers. We also provide products for organic gardening


    Your number one online resource for composting or for organic gardening supplies. We offer a variety of quality vermicomposting equipment including red worms, compost bins, organic fertilizer, organic weed control and organic pest control. Go Green!

Visit Uncle Jim's Worm Farm Now!

Uncle Jim is an expert on Red Wiggler worms. Raising them for more than 20 years now, he has been promoting the importance of the roles that the worms play in our environment. That's why he chose raising Red Wiggler worms in a farm to share and promote the benefits of these nature's little wonders!

Uncle Jim's seasoned knowledge about worms and gardening has developed many tools for worm composting and gardening that are based on 20 years of experience.


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      priyanshi bansal 7 years ago

      excelent job!!!................................