Vermicomposting

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Ever imagined converting your food wastes, vegetable peels and seeds (Organic wastes) into a new source of energy (Organic Fertilizers). Switch to a new lifestyle that is equipped with recycling of waste in order to protect the environment. With Vermi-composting food and vegetables wastes are composted with the help of worms(especially earthworms) to make vermicasts,fertilizers.

Vermicompost Vermicompost is the product or process of composting using various worms, usually red wigglers, white worms,and other earthworms to create heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. Vermicast, also called worm castings, worm humus or worm manure, is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by an earthworm. These castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients than do organic materials before vermicomposting. Containing water-soluble nutrients, vermicompost is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. This process of producing vermicompost is called vermicomposting. Benefits

As fertilizer Vermicompost can be mixed directly into the soil, or steeped in water and made into a worm tea by mixing some vermicompost in water, bubbling in oxygen with a small air pump, and steeping for a number of hours or days. The microbial activity of the compost is greater if it is aerated during this period. The resulting liquid is used as a fertilizer or sprayed on the plants. The dark brown waste liquid, or leachate, that drains into the bottom of some vermicomposting systems as water-rich foods break down, is best applied back to the bin when added moisture is needed due to the possibility of phytotoxin content and organic acids that may be toxic to plants. The pH, nutrient, and microbial content of these fertilizers vary upon the inputs fed to worms. Pulverized limestone, or calcium carbonate can be added to the system to raise the pH.