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The Organic Gardening Game Changer— Vermicompost

Feb 29, 2024 09:31AM ● By Master Gardener Christian Robinson of Revival Gardening
If you’re a gardener, you know there’s a special joy in taking care of your garden, and you want to be sure you’re cultivating the healthiest environment for your plants. Vermicompost (also known as worm castings) is an organic fertilizer and soil amendment that will help you do just that.

Produced through the decomposition of organic materials by composting worms, vermicompost is full of essential nutrients, beneficial microorganisms and enzymes to help your plants flourish. This is a superior form of compost: it is used to promote soil health without packing it full of harmful, synthetic chemicals.

Vermicompost has a higher biological content level and contains beneficial elements such as phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. Even in smaller quantities, it is also used for top dressing or mixed into potting soils.

By enriching the soil with essential nutrients, improving its structure and water retention, and bolstering plant health, vermicompost plays a pivotal role in promoting vigorous and sustainable plant growth. Its environmentally-friendly nature further enhances its appeal, allowing us to garden in a more sustainable and responsible way. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, use vermicompost to transform your gardening experience!

A longer, more detailed version of this article can be read on their website. Master Gardeners Christian and Mark Robinson, owners of Revival Gardening welcome your questions. Call 407-538-7343 or visit: for more info and to place orders. Meet them in person at many local events, found on their website, too.
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