Vermi Compost

Vermicompost is the product of the composting process using various species of worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms, to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast, also called worm castings, worm humus or worm manure, is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by an earthworm.[1] These castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients than do organic materials before vermicomposting.[2] While vermicomposting is generally known as a nutrient rich source of organic compost used in farming and small scale sustainable, organic farming, the process of vermicasting is undergoing research as a treatment for organic waste in sewage and wastewater plants around the world.

Vermi Compost

Benefits Soil

• Improves soil aeration

• Enriches soil with micro-organisms (adding enzymes such as phosphatase and cellulase)

• Microbial activity in worm castings is 10 to 20 times higher than in the soil and organic matter that the worm ingests [41]

• Attracts deep-burrowing earthworms already present in the soil

• Improves water holding capacity[42]

Plant growth

• Enhances germination, plant growth, and crop yield

• Improves root growth and structure

• Enriches soil with micro-organisms (adding plant hormones such as auxins and gibberellic acid)[citation needed]

Available Packets : 50 Kg Bag