How to use Worm Castings
Worm Castings can be added to potting soil or mixed into the soil of house plants that are existing. Worm Castings can also be top dressed on household and inside plants and the nutrients will soak down thru the soil each time they get watered. Repeat every 2 - 3 months as the plants use up the nutrients.
Worm Castings can be used when starting your seeds indoors. The size and growth of vegetable seedlings and transplants will be noticeable improved with the use of Worm Castings. Mix 1 part Worm Casting to 3 part soil or seed starting mix.
In the Garden:
When using Worm Castings in the garden, spread worm castings and incorporate them into the surface soil levels of your raised beds. Use anywhere from 1" to 4" of Worm Castings. Worm Castings can also be added to the bottom of the planting hole when setting out transplants, or worked into the soil surrounding established flowers and vegetables. When planting seeds, put a handful of worm castings in each hole and plant your seed. Side dress with Worm Castings during the growing season at a rate of 1/2 cup per plant every 2 months. Worm Castings are gentle enough not to burn your seeds or the roots of your plants.
Mix 4 cups of Worm Castings into the soil 2 - 3 inches below surface of each rose bush. You can also top dress the roses with Worm Castings if you are afraid of damaging the roots.
Work in 1 cup of worm castings into the soil above the roots, taking care not to damage them. Apply in Spring, early Summer and early Fall. If you are afraid of damaging the roots you can also top dress. The Worm Castings will not burn your plants if it touches them.
Apply 10 Lbs. of Worm Castings per 100 sq. ft. of lawn. Work into the top 2" of the topsoil, then mix in your grass seed and water well.
Broadcast Worm Castings as a top dress at a rate of 10 lbs Worm Castings per 100 Sq. feet of lawn.
Trees, Shrubs and Berries Mix 1 part Worm Castings to 3 part soil. Dig your hole and surround the hole with the mixture. Then make a mound of the mixture in the center of the hole and spread the plants roots over the mound. Then fill the rest of the hole with topsoil.