Want to upgrade your home composting to create a more effective, nutritious, and time-efficient compost? Want to start a hobby of looking after hundreds (or thousands) of low-maintenance pets while being rewarded with great compost for your gardens? Try vermicomposting!
Simply put, vermicompost is earthworm excrement. This excrement, or vermicast, is the end result of worms feeding on household organic residues like leftover dinner, newspaper, leaves, etc. Tiger worms, for example, eat as much as their body weight every single day. 90 percent of this waste is converted into vermicast leaving 10 percent for their energy. Each adult tiger worm weighs around one gram. So, if you have one kilogram of tiger worms feeding on one kilogram of organic waste, you will have 900 grams of highly effective compost in a matter of two to three weeks!
All you have to do is remove the top layer from your vermicompost bin, which looks like used tea leaves, and mix it soil using a one part vermicast to three parts soil ratio. Soon enough you’ll have healthy and beautiful plants growing all over your garden.