What is vermicast?
Vermicast is a thick black natural compound produced by earthworms. It is a fundamental component of natures soil building process. Vermicast harbours all the components necessary to build and develop soil into a physically, chemically and biologically healthy growing medium for plants to thrive.
Vermicast is natures soils builder; and therefore a fundamental organic input for the establishment of healthy and fertile soil, and occurs in all naturally healthy soils.
Benefits of Vermicast:
Repairs soil structure to significantly reduce irrigation requirement & associated
costs. Stabilises moisture levels within soil to reduce peaks and troughs in
availability to the roots, in turn reducing plant stress.
Reseeds plant beneficial bacteria, which are the crucial gateway between soil
and plant roots. Optimise fertiliser conversion for plant uptake, reducing loss
though run-off. Release minerals held within mineral sand for plant availability.
• Soil structural stability
Repairs the structure of soil reducing soil erosion risks.
• Conversion of fertiliser (bio-availability)
Microbes in the soil are responsible for ensuring efficient uptake of fertiliser
additions. Increased plant beneficial bacteria cultures increases the effective
uptake and stabilisation within the soil of per gram added chemical or organic
• Chemical stabilisation.
Stabilises and holds chemical and organic fertiliser additions to the soil making
them consistently available for when plants require them. Peaks and throughs in
availability leads to plant stress. Reduced plant stress means stronger, healthier,
more pest resistant plants, producing greater yields.
• Pest resistant enzymes
Vermicast boosts pest resistant enzyme production in plants repelling insect
attack and fungal infection.
• Plant growth booster.
Plant growth stimulants and hormones in vermicast encourage plant and root
growth. Particularly effective during seed germination and to reduce transplant
• Oxygenation of the soil
Vermicast within the soil and the resultant beneficial microbes triggers the
development of a healthy natural soil-food-web. Seeding and attracting
earthworms and other good critters into the soil; in turn aerating and conveying
microbes and other plant beneficial hormones and plant growth stimulants.
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