May 22, 2017
We have a small market garden business and sell some starts during the spring at a farmer's market. I have started using this along with azomite in the peat starter soil we use for our Spring starts. Our plants really seem to love this combination and grow nice and full now. To give an idea of how much I use, I filled a typical 55gal trash can half way with the peat, then add maybe a quart of the worm castings and half cup to cup of azomite. We had replanted our tomatoes when they were about three or four inches tall. Literally, in a week after doing this replanting with these amendments, the tomato plants doubled in size and leaves took off like crazy. I'm pretty sure Audrey 2 now resides in my greenhouse (for those that get the reference)! I'm sure the warmer weather helped a bit, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how well the plants have done after the replantings with the castings.
The castings themselves appear to be fairly pure, meaning there was not a bunch of contaminants such as sticks or other products used to feed the worms. They are very dark and seem to be quite rich. This is the first time I've used worm castings so don't have much to compare to, but I can tell you my plants have been VERY happy and they have been complimented for their "healthy" appearance at the market. Will definitely be re-purchasing this product.
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May 21, 2018
Never thought I would say this but I am a huge fan of earthworm poop!! Specifically this brand of earthworm poop. I have been growing veggies in containers for a few years now and only once did I venture to garden without this product. It was like my plants lost confidence in themselves and in me. I quickly corrected the sorry state of affairs with a generous top dressing of the castings and plants perked right up. Although it can get quite expensive, a little really goes a long way and the benefits far outweigh the cost in my opinion. I always added this to the planting hole while planting my seedlings but since last growing season I have also started top dressing once every 6 weeks. This is akin to a vitamin boost for my plants. This doesn't necessarily feed my plants (N value of only 1) as much as it fortifies them. My indoor and outdoor plants are more vigorous and also somewhat pest resistant (small insects-aphids, spider mites etc) when grown with the castings than without them. I love that the product does not smell bad (actually smells like wet earth which I love), is somewhat granular so that it doesn't compact in the bag and you can add little or as much of it without harming the plants. The additional benefit of organically improving the soil quality as I cultivate plants is a huge plus for me. The unused product stores well for about a year without any infestation or mold (never needed to store past a year).
January 24, 2019
This is worth gold. It's so good in my starter mix it "ruined" my garden last year! I planted my tomatoes and peppers on the same schedule as always, but the plants grew so fast, they were too big too early! I had to move them into 3 gallon pots before it was warm enough because they grew to 2 feet tall. Moving 50 tomatoes in 3 gallon pots is no easy task each day (sun outside, but house is too dark). I ended up planting them in the ground too early and got caught with late spring frost. This year I'm planting my tomatoes and peppers about 6 weeks later than with any commercial starter mix thanks to this wonderful earth worm product. This saves me on growing lights and having plants too big too early. I mix these worm castings with vermiculite and peat moss in the same proportions, add a bit of sea weed, lime, and 13-13-13 fertilizer. Same stuff without worm castings wasn't nearly as good.
November 06, 2019
Purchased worm castings as an organic option to commercial fertilizers. Applied as recommended. The product was clean, dry and very easy to use. Added a small amount to planting holes along with ground eggshells and coffee grounds. Later broadcast additional castings and coffee grounds once a month around growing plants. Those where the only fertilizers I used in addition to compost.
My garden did very well. Plants grew big and strong and stayed relatively disease free through the growing season. Good year for growing a variety of veggies. Since I mad other beneficial changes, I can't say that the worm castings alone made all of the difference but my garden did produce heavier and with fewer issues. Since worm castings come highly recommended from other successful organic gardeners there is no doubt in my mind that they do play a vital role in the garden. Will use them every year from now on.
February 15, 2020
Update: it’s the beginning of may and we already have about 30 tomatoes between our 3 plants. We’ve never had so many so early before. Roses are blooming like mad what a huge difference this has made. We actually look like we have green thumbs. If you’re wondering it works miracles in a garden so buy it.
Just planted some flowers and tomatoes using this stuff by the root balls so far so good but won’t know anything until this summer. If it works better then previous years might try a whole garden next year. Haven’t had too much success in gardening here in Texas, thought we had green thumbs in California but nothing could prepare us for the barren lands of Texas. We are trying pots this time with some of the worm casings and seaweed stuff let’s hope it works. Truly miss our lush gardens in California here’s hoping Texas will spring life.
April 09, 2018
This was my first time using this product. A friends raises her own worms and told me how great worm poop works. I was not about to go that far so I bought it instead.I mixed it in with good organic potting soil and then planted my seedling. Covered the pots with plastic wrap or other type covers for seedlings. I then put everything under my grow lights. I kid you not, within two days my seedlings were popping thru the dirt!
When I transfer my stuff to my prepared garden area I plan to mix the worm casting in this soil. Any plants I grow in pots, whether vegetable or flowering I am using this product. I read it’s great to keep roses bug - disease free and white fly off other plants , which in the past I have had problems with.
Ant wait to put my plants into the ground using this stuff. Super anxious to see how everything does this season.
May 24, 2018
This product is a MUST HAVE for anyone who lives in an area with poor soil. We have used it in many locations, and it helps to make plants healthy and strong so that they can resist disease (just like people with good nutrition). But also, when the worm castings are mixed into the soil or [re[ared with water as a "soup" and watered around the plants on a regular basis, you are starting the process to create soil. Worms hatch and nature starts working the way it should. Many years ago, we had tried pesticides in desperation, and all that happened was we were contributing to the death of wildlife - birds, lizards- and to water pollution from the runoff of our yard. That is not acceptable, and the pesticides did not stop the diseases from killing plants.
February 21, 2023
First, I bought the biggest bag available because the price was so much better. I use this to mix with coir to make my own potting mix. I use soil blocks and WW with the coir and the right amount of water makes for a block that holds up well. I don't use peat (sustainability issues) nor vermiculite; the castings hold moisture well enough and I only water once a day. The mix was free of sticks and stones and gnats and whatever else other products tend to come with. I mix a giant vat of this stuff at the start of the season and whatever I don't use right away will keep with no problems until the next round of seed starts. I'm happy with this product and as long as they keep producing the way they do, I'll keep buying it the way I do.
July 15, 2022
I love this stuff!! I first purchased a bag of this last year when my plants were kind of looking saggy. I put it all around the garden it make all my veggy plants perk up! So this year I purchased another bag and am putting it proactively on my plants! I'm so excited!
I am so impressed with the cost! 30lbs for $30 you can't beat that anywhere! (I live in a small town in the White Mts of Arizona so we are limited in choices and things here are super expensive)! The smell is a surprisingly nice, earthy smell. The consistency is kind of like used coffee grounds. I don't know what other customers are saying about sand in it. Neither of the bags I've received contain sand. I just love it! I'm a customer for life!
September 22, 2016
Earthworm feces, black gold... Let me give you the straight poop on this poop. This is what your plants are ailing for. I had a Padron pepper plant that went through some rough times. It was 6 inches tall with 2 leaves barely clinging to the stem. It looked like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. I uprooted it from the garden and potted it, I was sure this would kill it. I used a 70/30 ish mix of top soil to worm castings. That little plant that was 2 months behind the rest has now caught up. It virtually exploded. Stalk growth looks like a healthy 4 month old plant. Buds are a poppin. It is peppered with peppers. It did in 4 weeks what the rest took 7 or 8 to do. Get some of this stuff. Use lots. Grow stuff.
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