Unbelievable really, but Worm Castings are the greatest fertilizer on the planet and its FREE and Abundant. Abundant if you have leaves or any other organic material laying around. How cool is that. I have decided to go back to using shredded leaves for my gardens. I used to do it all the time, but then started mulching with the wood chips. If you shred your leaves in the fall with the lawn mower, you are set to go. just put the shredded leaves around your plants and use to cover them for winter as well. Once spring comes around you will notice tons of earthworms in your soil. I knew they were good, but not this good, until I read the article below. So skip the synthetic stuff this year and try using leaves around your plants and see how well they do. Would be great in your vegetable gardens as well.
What Are Worm Castings?
Worm castings are the material deposited by the earthworm after organic material passes through the digestive track of the worm. Essentially, we can call it “worm manure.” Worm castings are organic, nontoxic, and odorless and can be used as a high-power fertilizer on just about any plant in the garden!
Worm castings are a product manufactured by Mother Natures best soil tillers on Earth: the earthworm. Earthworms are fed and digest organic material. In its passage through the worm this organic material is beneficially altered both chemically and physically. The end product is an extremely powerful and fertile organic “super humus / organic fertilizer.” This humus contains all the elements and nutrients required of the earth for optimum plant nutrition and optimum growth. Read more here.
Another natural fertilizer is something called Milorganite. Golf courses use this on their lawns to green them up and keep them tough. Milorganite has also been used to deter the deer. I used it around my vegetable plants last year and I also sprinkled this stuff around all of my flowers for added protection.
For decades, gardeners have reported that Milorganite has helped them to grow the biggest and tastiest tomatoes, the most succulent strawberries, and the crunchiest carrots. Milorganite can help you get the biggest haul of your favorite fruits and vegetables.
Milorganite’s slow-release organic nitrogen formula feeds plants evenly and gradually. This nurtures the roots, which in turn develop more robust stems and leaves. Other fertilizers force unnecessary top growth, which makes for skinny plants with reduced yields.
Apply at the proper rates and watch how Milorganite provides abundant nutrition, growing strong roots and great yields. Milorganite is safe to use in vegetable gardens, and complies with the most stringent EPA requirements. For additional information on Milorganite’s safety visit our Safety. more.
Happy Gardening and God Bless
I am going to post a few really great recipes for those who need to be grain free and sugar free. will be up probably by tomorrow.