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Earthworm castings

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by CaptainAmerica, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Does anyone know where I can buy a tote(ton) or more of castings around Louisiana
     
  2. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    I would look in y. pages under worm suppliers/ fish bait suppliers/ or something similiar.

    And if in LA I would contact the crawdad growers/farmers/processors to see what kind of "by-products" they produce for potential uses.
     
  3. zimm4

    zimm4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Type in vermiculture on a search engine.

    Im sure there are worm growers in that area.

    Castings are great fertilizer. Up to 11 times npk. That is natural.
     
  4. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    11 times??? times what?
     
  5. zimm4

    zimm4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Im sorry. Worm castings are up to 11 times the npk of regular soil.

    Also they are a good slow realease fertilizer. Will not burn plants.
     
  6. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    The NPK of "regular soil"..... I see.....interesting.

    think I'll try this new one:cool2:
     
  7. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 435

    Heres a pic the castings that collected on my machine form one green this fall.

    THe interesting thing about the worms is that the 'bad' areas of the greens have lots of castings while the good areas have very few. And the bad areas are gradually get better, therefore less castings. THe best green has almost no castings at all.

    castings.jpg
     

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