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Mulch Madness: Springtime benefits of worm castings

Every new year I feel like I am counting down to the beginning of Spring. As a native of Massachusetts, being here to watch the natural world emerge from it’s slumber is part of what makes winter worth every ounce of road salt I have to wash off my car. The real treat though, is getting to participate in this wonderful period of growth and bloom as I start my own garden for the year. 

As you might Imagine, working for a composting company means having a love for all things compost. This year, I am going to be stepping things up a notch with a type of compost that I have found to be an incredible addition to my soil: Worm Castings. As the climate continues to change and the weather becomes less predictable, giving your soil and plants everything they need to survive and thrive is a must.

Worm castings are the ultimate organic fertilizer. These little pellets are produced by worms and are rich in nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. They also contain beneficial bacteria, enzymes, and humic acids that are essential for plant growth. Plus, they’re completely natural and safe for both people and pets.

If you’re an indoor gardener, worm castings are particularly helpful. Plants grown in containers can quickly deplete the soil of nutrients, leading to stunted growth and poor health. By adding worm castings to your potting soil, you’re giving your plants a boost of nutrients that will help them thrive. The benefits of worm castings go beyond just indoor plants. They’re also great for small-scale outdoor gardens. If you’re growing veggies or herbs in a raised bed, adding worm castings to the soil can improve soil structure, increase water retention, and promote healthy root development.

And don’t forget about your houseplants! As we all know, indoor air quality can be a major problem. Adding worm castings to your plant soil can help improve air quality by filtering out toxins and pollutants. If you really want to take your gardening to the next level, consider using compost tea as a casting enhancer. By brewing compost tea with worm castings, you’re creating an even more potent fertilizer that will help your plants grow stronger and healthier. 

We are big believers in the power of worm castings which is why we offer small bags of castings designed for personal use. Our worm castings are made from food scraps and other organic materials, making them some of the most nutrient-rich castings around.

To celebrate the start of spring, we’re running a Mulch Madness sale throughout March. Customers can receive 15% off all of our worm castings. So whether you’re an indoor gardener, a small-scale farmer, or just looking for a natural way to improve your plant’s health, worm castings are the way to go. Head to our store to place your order today and give your plants the boost they need to thrive.