Your wormery is only as good as the worms you put into it, and there are a huge number of benefits they can have for your garden. This is why we offer our customers tiger worms, which are the best worms for composting. All our worms are packaged in soil within breathable pouches and are shipped from the fridge in our warehouse by secure delivery directly to your home.
One wormery benefit you might not be aware of is the production of worm castings. While we sell 100% organic worm castings for those who don’t want to go through the trouble of setting up their own wormery, taking a DIY approach is a hugely cost-effective way to start your home composting journey.
This liquid fertiliser can be applied to all of the plants and soil across your garden. Worm castings can also help seeds and vegetables thrive and will complement your wormery or wider garden project.
What are worm castings?
In short, worm castings (or vermicast) is another name for worm poo. When you start worm composting, and let your tiger worms loose on your household waste, they will immediately start digesting. The excrement they produce is rich in nutrients, minerals and bacteria which helps plants grow by nourishing soil and protecting plants from disease. These nutrients get released slowly, as castings are covered in a protective oil layer as the food passes through the worms’ digestive system, but get activated right away.
How long does it take to create worm castings?
If you choose to buy worm castings without having a wormery, this obviously won’t be an issue for you. However, if you choose to use your wormery to create castings, the process will take up to a month for your worms to begin producing high quality waste.