The compost is very rich in nutrients and organic matter and can be used as an excellent medium to grow plants in. It is rich in soluble plant foods and its fine crumbly texture will greatly improve soil structure. It is not necessary to sterilise the compost before using it in the garden, its bacterial content comprises beneficial species which will not harm your plants. It can be used in all the situations where compost is normally used, for example when planting seeds or shrubs; or as a top dressing for fast-growing plants.
Worm Compost is an ideal base for mixing fine composts. The mix of products in your own compost 'recipe' is, up to you, but the following proportions will give good results:
- For potting:
25% Organic Compost, 25% Coir,
25% Perlite, 25% Sand
- For seeds:
25% Organic Compost, 25% Perlite, 50% Coir (Ground Bark or Coco Peat are suitable alternatives to standard Moss Peat.)
If you haven't given it a go, why not consider starting Worm Composting in one of our new Urbalive Worm Composters?