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001Your compost worms will work hard to convert the organic matter you feed them into vermicompost or worm casts (worm compost) and a liquid leachate. Both the leachate and worm compost are natural fertilisers, however they are also very concentrated. Worm compost mixed with coir and sand will make an ideal compost Dilute the leachate with water and you have made worm tea also known as compost tea.

The worm compost; is 5 times richer in nitrogen, has 7 times more phosphates and has 11 times more potash than topsoil. will slowly release the rich nutrients within it, due to a natural coating can be mixed with other ingredients to make compost for hanging baskets, pots and tubs can be thinly spread around your borders as a surface food for your plants be spread thinly in the bottom of seed trenches and transplant holes to provide plants and seedlings with a great start in life.

decanting leachateThe wormery will produce a supprising amount of liquid leachate. This leachate can be diluteed to Worm tea by mixing 1 part leachate with 10 parts water. This liquid fertiliser can be used in the same way as any other commercially produced liquid fertilliser to feed fruit, vegetables, bedding plants, baskets, pots, tubs and house plants. The concentrated liquid should be stored in labelled glass or plastic bottles, out of the reach of children. It will not go off, it has no use by date. If you find that you have too much to use yourself you could give it away or dispose of it down a sewerage drain. Do not drink it or pour concentrated liquid into a natural waterway, pond, stream, river or near to any water resource.

Have you used worm compost and worm tea for something else? I'd love to hear from you.

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