Using your Worm Castings
A little does a lot!
Broberg Organics Worm Castings are an excellent all natural plant food that comes to you directly from Mother Nature in their purest form. For many years the incredible earthworm has been one of nature's greatest producers of readily available plant food. When used in greater concentrations than found in nature, this non-burning, long lasting, organic fertilizer can provide remarkable benefits.
Potted Plants and Seeds/Seed Flats -
New Potting mix - use 1 part earthworm castings to 3 parts soil.
Established - Mix 4 cups of earthworm castings into soil 2"-3" below the surface for each plant.
Casting Tea -
Soak 1 part castings in 3 parts water for 12-24 hours. Stir well and water as usual. Casting tea is excellent for fruiting, flowering or difficult to access potted plants.
Answers to all of your questions about worm castings and uses.
Potted Plants, Window Boxes or Hanging Baskets -
Established - Add 1"-2" of earthworm castings to top of soil. Mix in taking care not to damage shallow roots - water - repeat every 2-3 months.
New - Apply 10 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. Work lightly into the topsoil. Mix grass seed and water well.
Compost Piles -
Spread a thin layer of earthworm castings between each new layer of material to be composted.
Worm Castings can be used in many ways:
Vegetable and Annual Flowers -
Line bottom and sides of plant holes and seed furrows with 1"-2" of earthworm castings. Set seeds or plants in place and cover with soil. Side dress during growing season at a reate of 1/2 cup per linear foot of row once every 2 months.
Work 1/2 cup into the soil above their root zone taking care not to damage shallow roots. Apply in spring, early summer and early fall.
Roses, Trees, Shrubs and Berries -
New or freshly transplanted - Mix 1 part earthworm castings to 3 parts soil. Surround newly dug hole with mixture. Spread roots over a mound of the mix in the hole and cover.
Established - Distribute as top dress 10 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.