Using your Compost - As an Organic Soil Improver

Worm 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.

Most soils can benefit from an increase in organic matter and natural fertiliser. To produce your own soil improver mix 5 litres of Worm Compost with the contents of a 50 litre bag of finely ground bark. Dig into the area of garden to be treated, applying 2 litres per square metre. For an acidic garden bed (such as those containing Rhododendron species) a low pH material should be used instead of the ground bark.

If you haven't given it a go, why not consider starting Worm Composting in one of our new Urbalive Worm Composters?

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