Vermicompost (vermi-compost, vermiculture) is the product of the decomposition process using various species of worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms, to create a mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast
Vermicast is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by earthworms. These castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients than the organic materials before vermicomposting.

Vermicompost contains water-soluble nutrients and is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. It is used in farming and small scale sustainable, organic farming.

Houseplants are an ideal vermicompost recipient because you can amend these guys year-round. Remove a small amount of potting soil from the plant’s pot and replace it with some vermicompost. Sprinkle 1/4 to 1/2 inch into the pot to replace the soil you took out. Offer this little treat every other month and you’ll have your houseplants eating out of your hands

Rather than just spreading it randomly throughout your garden and flower beds (as you might do with shovelfuls of compost) you’ll want to reserve your vermicompost for plants that need the nutrition the most at that time. The good news is that you don’t need wheelbarrows full in order for plants to reap the benefits — a little vermicompost goes a long way.

Vermicompost is a terrific amendment for starting vegetable seeds, as it’s nutrient-rich and helps support the young plants’ growth. If you’re starting seeds indoors, simply add a little bit to the soil medium. For outdoor seed planting, just sprinkle it along the trench or into the holes that you dug for your seeds.

Vermicompost is availabe at a avery reasonable price of Rs.50/- per Kg packet at Harith Tharang. to get a packet for your garden visit our website www.hariththarang.com or reach us at 9600120351. Happy Gardening folks!

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