Yelm Earthworm & Castings Farm
has a research and development team dedicated to analyzing
the science of vermiculture.
As reported by an abundant amount of media sources
world wide, each day brings forth new instruction
and insight into the industry. The knowledge obtained
is consequent of many educators in the field.
New uses for worm castings are being discovered
every day! To date, vermiculture has been immediately
responsible for providing healthy benefits to the
environment, humans and even pets! Believe it; the
products that have sprung from vermiculture enhance
food products, improve the diets for our cherished
pets and have the capability to possibly prevent cancer
in some cases!
The research and development team at Yelm Earthworm
& Castings Farm is persistently testing, experimenting and
striving innovative theories and potential primary
uses that will replace the man-made chemical world
as we know it!
The Yelm Earthworm & Castings Farm team is relentlessly
inspecting new findings along with results from their
own theories and experiments. They strive to recover
new uses for duel markets on a continuous basis!
Yelm Earthworm & Castings Farm wants breeders
to take abundant advantage of this stimulating resource.
The team's technical and systematic minds are available
for questions or concerns regarding worm breeding.
They offer solutions, knowledge and years of experience!
Yard and food waste
make up a major component of solid waste in most municipalities
throughout the United States. Although much of this
organic waste can be recycled in the backyard using
traditional aerobic backyard composting techniques,
these techniques are not appropriate for apartment
dwellers and are often inconvenient, particularly
during bad weather in the winter.
Vermicomposting, or composting with earthworms, is
an excellent technique for recycling food waste in
the apartment as well as composting yard wastes in
the backyard. Worm bins located near a hot water heater
in the garage during the winter will save many a trip
through the snow to the backyard compost bin. Letting
worms recycle your food waste also saves your back,
because you donít have to turn over the compost to
keep it aerated.
Types of Earthworms
The most common types of earthworms
used for vermicomposting are brandling worms (Eisenia
foetida) and redworms or red wigglers (Lumbricus rubellus).
Often found in aged manure piles, they generally have
alternating red and buff-colored stripes. They are
not to be confused with the common garden or field
earthworm (Allolobophora caliginosa and other species).
Although the garden earthworm occasionally feeds
on the bottom of a compost pile, they prefer ordinary
soil. An acre of land can have as many as 500,000
earthworms, which can recycle as much as 5 tons of
soil or more per year.
Redworms and brandling worms, however,
prefer the compost or manure environment. Passing
through the gut of the earthworm, recycled organic
wastes are excreted as castings, or worm manure, an
organic material rich in nutrients that looks like
What is Vermicompost?
Vermicompost contains not only worm castings, but
also bedding materials and organic wastes at various
stages of decomposition. It also contains worms at
various stages of development and other microorganisms
associated with the composting processing.
Earthworm castings in the home
garden often contain 5 to 11 times more nitrogen,
phosphorous, and potassium as the surrounding soil.
Secretions in the intestinal tracts of earthworms,
along with soil passing through the earthworms, make
nutrients more concentrated and available for plant
uptake, including micronutrients.
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