soils are not rich enough to support the demands that potatoes,
carrots, onions & beets require. These plants require
an abundance of K (phosphorus) & P (potassium). Unlike
chemical fertilizers these essential nutrients come from plant
source so it is immediately available for plant use.
Rate: When preparing soil, use 3 to 4 LB PURECAST
earthworm castings per 100ft. sq. Then side dress when plants
are 3 to 4 inches high and side dress again in midseason,
if necessary for optimum growth.
can not be used full strength because they will cause scraggly
plants with reduced amounts of aromatic oils. To achieve maximum
production use 5 to 10% PURECAST
earthworm castings mixed with organic peat and humus. Medicinal
herbs response to this mixture is phenomenal.
Rate: Feed each plant ½ oz. of the above mixture when
seeds emerge or when transplanting, then once again in midseason.
PEPPERS & EGGPLANTS:
earthworm castings put the fire into hot peppers. The micronutrients
produce vigorous growth, delicious flavor and a much larger
fruit. Also contains many microorganisms to keep the plants
healthy for increased yields.
Rate: Mix 30% PURECAST
earthworm castings with organic peat/humus for a potting mix.
Use two pounds of potting mix per set, then top dress with
3 to 4 oz. per plant after the fruit appears and once again
when the fruit begins to ripen.
PEAS, CUCUMBERS, SQUASH, MELONS, & LETTUCE:
like the tomatoes you will see the same fantastic growth and
increased flavor of the plants. Once you have tasted vegetables
grown in PURECAST
earthworm castings you will not enjoy those grown with the
Rate: Just before planting mix 3 or 4 lb. of PURECAST
earthworm castings per 100 sq. ft. into the top 4 inches of
your soil. Then use as side dressing when plants start to
flower. You will have happy plants producing an abundance
of succulent veggies to garnish your table.
CASTING TEA (as a Foliar Spray and Liquid Fertilizer):
have an amazing ability to absorb micronutrients through their
leaves. Worm casting tea is to be used in conjunction with
castings or PURECAST
earthworm casting mixes and not as a sole source or organic
nutrient. All of the microorganisms and micronutrients are
extracted from the worm castings and then sprayed on the plants.
a. Reduces stress and shock of transplanting.
b. For setting blossoms, blooms or development of fruit.
c. During peak growth for an added nutrient source.
d. Quick recovery from lack of water, damage from wind &
poor foliage color.
e. Increased nutrient source when roots can not provide enough
nutrients for maximum yields.
a. Mix 1 cup per 4 liters or 1 gallon of warm water and shake
vigorously. Let it steep for 24 hours, then decant and strain.
Be careful not to disturb the sediment on the bottom of the
b. Store the strained tea in another container then,
c. Refill the original bottle with water and use it for watering
plants. Shake well before using.
d. If you don't want to use as a foliar spray, just do step
(a.) Shake well before you use it and watch your plants respond
in just a couple of days.
AND NUT TREES:
transplanting bare root or container trees where you want
maximum growth and fruit production it is best to use a 50/50
mix of cured compost and PURECAST
earthworm castings. Most all of the fruit and citrus trees
will go into production in half the time and you will get
two years growth in one year. The nut tree will take longer
to get into production and the rate is not as dramatic as
the other trees. The results for ornamental trees will be
from two to five times the normal growth rate.
planting in the spring, the trees will require 5 to 7 lb.
of PURECAST earthworm
castings applied in the fall. Use this amount on the tree
with a caliper of up to 1 inch. Apply the castings by top
dressing from the trunk to the edge of the drip line.
established trees top dress with 5 lb. of PURECAST
earthworm castings per 1-inch caliper of the tree two to three
times a year. It is important to get the worm castings applied
during the spring blossoming period.
You may shorten the height of the trunk by doubling or tripling
the amount of castings applied during the first year after
PLANTS & PLANTER BOXES:
½ to 1 inch of PURECAST
earthworm castings to surface of the soil. Water and repeat
every 3 to 4 months.
in a thin layer of PURECAST
earthworm castings between each layer of compost material.
SHRUBS & TREES:
or Transplanted - Mix 1 part PURECAST
earthworm castings to 2 parts of compost or organic peat.
Surround the newly dug hole with mixture, spread roots over
mound of mixture in the hole. Cover & water well to eliminate
Roses & Shrubs - Mix 4 cups of PURECAST
earthworm castings into the surface of each plant & cover
- Top dress with 5 lbs. PURECAST
earthworm castings per 100 sq. ft. and water well.
- Great for seed and sod. Use 10 lb. PURECAST
earthworm castings per 100 sq. ft. Broadcast seed into seedbed,
rake in and water. Use 1/8 inch PURECAST
earthworm castings to sod bed surface, apply sod and watch