Well, since I am relatively new in the worm business I decided to do some experimenting with my worm castings and document the process. There is plenty of proof as to the benefits of castings all over the Internet and since it is on the Internet, we all know it must be true :) I however, prefer to prove things out myself so I planted various vegetable seeds in different soils. You can follow the progress if you choose as I will be posting the results on a "Case Study" page under "worm castings info" on our website.
Being that this is our first year in business, I don't figure on doing a huge amount of local sales. It seems that down here in south Louisiana people are just not familiar with the benefits of using castings. We appear to face a large awareness issue regarding growing and eating organically. Most folks in cajun country (including myself) will eat just about anything that grows, walks, crawles or swims, regardless of where it comes from or how it was raised. Heck, i've been known to stop my truck after hitting a rabbit or squirell to see if the meat was damaged......I know, it's terrible but occasionally it ends up as a tasty dinner..Hey...don't judge.
The funny thing about talking to people around here about the worm castings is that everyone is intrigued. I think they want to believe but it is such a foreign concept to them not to throw on a little chemical fertilizer and go on about business as usual. Hopefully, the photos from our case study will help convince people and we can affect change even if just a little.
Anyway, come along for the ride with us and feel free to share the results with your friends and neighbors as they are posted.