I recently received an email from my good worm-friend, Allison Jack, letting me know about a really interesting article on the topic of vermicompost.
Here is a blurb:
“I’m not a tree hugger,” says Elzinga, who oversees 1.4 million square feet of greenhouses. “I went into organics for the money.”
Elzinga says it was around then that he discovered Worm Power, a vermicompost company based in Upstate New York that recently partnered with Harris Seeds to distribute its products. He ordered a few samples and then more. He’s now a fan, mixing up powerful tea – or vermi-espresso, as he likes to call it – which uses 10 percent vermicompost to water by volume. Elzinga touts the tea as the secret to keeping his organic plants growing strong. The mix is a combination of droppings from red worms mixed with molasses, sea kelp and other organics. Together, those ingredients create a bacteria-rich liquid that, Elzinga says, outperforms commercial fertilizers.
Be sure to check out the full article here: Vermicompost: Breaking Down The Benefits
Reminds me…I definitely need to start brewing up some of my OWN “vermi-espresso” so I can run some experiments!
Thanks again, Allison!