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Using Red Worms Compost for Organic Fertilizer and making Worm Tea

Updated on April 10, 2017
Red Wiggler for Composting
Red Wiggler for Composting

Making Red Wiggler Worm Composts

Purchasing and raising compost worms, preferably Red Worms or Red Wiggler worms (Eisenia Foetida) for making the ever popular "red worms compost" will be the best investment you'll ever make for your gardening and planting endeavors. Once you got yourself set up for the bin to keep your red worms in, feeding them will be easy as you cut down on your daily garbage waste. You'll be keeping your organic waste thrash to give it as food for your red worms- Raising worms for composting and worm compost- which is full of organic materials and worm castings as the end product. To simply put it, you have less garbage to throw and you'll be having FREE daily supplies of organic fertilizer!

Red Worms to make compost materials
Red Worms to make compost materials

Why Choose Red Worms or Red Wigglers to make compost materials?

Red Wiggler worms or Red worms are a favorite in making compost materials because of their exceptional characteristics in composting. First of all, Red worms prefer and thrive on rotting organisms, often found under cow dungs or horse manures and are popular to keep in Can o Worms. If you or your family produces large amounts of organic wastes in the kitchen i.e. fruits and vegetable peelings, table scraps or leftovers, egg shells, meat, bones, etc. or at your lawn i.e. grass clippings, fallen leaves, etc. as long as it's organic, Red worms or Red Wigglers will make short work of it. At an abundance of food, Red worms will eat up to 1 and a half times of their own body weights in 24 hours and will produce worm castings up to 75% of their body weights, that is mixed with red worms compost.

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Red Worms Compost Nutrients
Red Worms Compost Nutrients

Red Worms Compost Nutrients

Red worms compost is by far richer in nutrients than an ordinary garden soil. Red worm compost from red worms are 5 Times Richer in Nitrogen than of a plain garden soil. Nitrogen is mainly responsible for foliage growth, flowers and fruits of plants. Red worms compost is 7 Times Richer in Phosphates which is crucial for plant roots and flowers. It is 11 Times Richer in Potassium that aids in plant growth, immune system and overall health of plants. Red worms are also under the classification of being Epigeic, meaning these worms won't burrow any deeper than 12" from the soil surface making them excellent composters and they will do a great job in keeping the surface of the soil loose and aerated.

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Worm Compost for making worm tea
Worm Compost for making worm tea

Red Worms Compost for making Worm Tea

In a nutshell, Worm tea is the juice of worm castings and worm composting, preferably red worms compost. Worm tea is very easy to make, in large amounts of red worms compost pile, the best to use is an old sink with screen on the bottom hole as filters and a bucket beneath to catch the worm tea. In small amounts, an old sock and a cup would be great. On a large scale, place your red worms compost on the sink with worms and organic wastes for their food. You need to add some water enough to make the beddings juicy and oxygenated catalyst to the red worms compost, to encourage the harmless and beneficial microbes to grow and be active. Additional ingredients can include molasses or sea kelp which will add more enrichment on your worm tea. The oxygenating process is very essential to make the perfect worm tea to enhance the liquid's full potential. After all the juices are squeezed, the red worm compost will still be a great additive or soil conditioner.

After collecting the liquid, you can put it into spray bottles for your indoor potted plants or you can add it on your garden soil directly. It is also an effective organic pesticide. Collecting your red worms compost worm tea is just one of the many great ways that you can take advantage of in the wonderful cycle that worms or red worms play in our environment.


    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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