Worm Castings Home Garden
Organics Alive Worm Castings are created with Red Wigglers worms also known as Eisenia Foetida. Our worms diet is a blend of vegetable compost and other proprietary food sources. The feed stock excludes animal waste, grain, peat, or landscape trimmings. Our castings are high in chitin and cellulose degraders (cfu/dwg) and show a consistent balance and “excellent range” numbers in biological testing.
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Conventional worm castings are grown in controlled warehouses or covered beds. This process is expensive and those costs get passed to you, the gardener. Controlled warehouse beds lack the diversity of environmental changes which is critical in supporting a diverse range of microorganisms or IMO. Warehouse or controlled worm castings are usually Night Crawlers that are fed cheap inputs from surrounding farms such as cow manure, horse manure or GMO grains. These feed stocks lack diversity of microorganisms creating a subpar worm casting.
Red Wiggler (Eisenia Foetida) castings are smaller than Night Crawler (Eisenia Hortensis). We chose these types of worms due to their composting power, reproductive ability and ingestion process but most importantly the diversity of microorganisms.The castings they create are finer than Night Crawler species but more potent in their biological makeup.
What separates our worm castings from all other worm castings is the biological makeup. Our worm castings have a potent amount of chitin and cellulose recycling organisms. These organisms promote substantial plant health by directly competing with bad microbes trying to infiltrate the plant root zone. They consume other microbes which releases nutrients and increases the availability of these nutrients to the plants. The cycling of these nutrients decreases plant stress and frees the plant to focus on growth rather than defense.