Castings are a natural fertiliser made by worms. Our worms are fed a rich, part composted mix of green material and locally collected food scraps. As the worms eat through this compost, they create an optimal soil enricher; natures preferred fertiliser.
Worm castings contain water soluble forms of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, trace minerals, important plant enzymes, natural hormones and a diversity of beneficial soil microorganisms. They contain 5 times the available nitrogen, 7 times the available potash and 1.5 times more calcium than is typically found in 30cm of topsoil.
A few benefits
Easily absorbed by plants ~ minerals in the castings are in a plant available form
Rich in soil microbiology ~ a balanced soil food web is essential for natural and healthy plant growth
Helps plants become healthier ~ balanced microbiology assists in disease resistance
Improves water retention ~ castings hold up to 9 times their weight in water
Slow nutrient release ~ naturally formed nutrients are released slowly as plants need them
Soil aeration ~ castings don’t compact easily, ensuring oxygen flow within the soil
Burn proof ~ castings are a balanced nutrient supply, without excessive nitrogen, and will never burn your plants
All-natural ~ our castings are chemical and odour free with no artificial pesticides
How to Use
- House Plants ~ 1 tbsp of castings around the plant and water
- Vegetable & Annuals ~ from 2kg for every 1m2
- Lawns ~ To brighten up a lawn, sprinkle 1kg for every 10m2
- Potting mix ~ Mix 2 parts soil to 1 part castings
- Transplants ~ place a handful of castings into the hole around the transplant
Our worm castings are available in smaller quantities on our hedge veg stall, next door to Saumarez Park or you can order a bespoke quantity below.