- Organic matter rich in microbes and beneficial bacteria
- Organic Vermi Compost contains a far more diverse microbial population than other composts
- Micro organisms play an important part in soil fertility, they mineralize complex substances into plant available nutrients
Organic Vermi Compost is produced by the feeding action of earthworms. Earthworms ingest organic matter, fragmenting and grinding it into a finely divided material with high porosity, aeration, drainage and water holding capacity. This process enhances microbial activity and accelerates the rate of decomposition. This leads to a humification effect where nstable organic matter or decomposing plant and animal matter is oxidized and stabilized. Humus forms the dark brown or black mass of the upper soil and is important for storing and releasing plant nutrients. The process is similar to composting except it is non thermophillic or a cold process utilising naturally occurring soil dwelling micro organisms. Application Rates Soil based applications For trees, shrubs, herbaceous borders, bulbs, fruit trees, bushes, lawns, grass and vegetables: 1st Application now @ 1 Litre/m sqr followed by annual applications of @ 1 Litre/m sqr in Spring/Summer Best Applied to soil surface and lightly raked; nature will take the beneficials and their goodness to the root zone. For planting trees, shrubs and root balled plants: Back fill with your natural soil and 5%-10% Organic Vermi Compost Compost / Growing Media Applications For best results Organic Vermi Compost with Elixir Rock Dust in non-soil based growing media [commonly, butnot always accurately, referred to as compost]. For all crops/plants in all types/sizes of containers mix 5% Elixir Rock Dust and 5% Organic Vermi Compost with the growing media. E.g. If using 90 litres of growing media mix in 5kg of Elixir Rock Dust and 5 litres of Organic Vermi Compost.