Using Worm Castings

Using Worm Casting FAQ

Directions of Using Worm Castings:
House Plants: Add 1" - 2" of Earthworm Castings to top soil. Mix in taking care not to damage shallow roots. Repeat every 2 months.

Vegetables and Annual Flowers; Line bottom and sides of plant holes and seed furrows with 1" - 2" of Caviar Compost.  Set seeds or plants in place and cover with soil. Side dress during growing season at a rate of 1/2" per plant or 1 cup per linear foot of row once every month. 

Perennials: Work 1/2 cup into the soil above the plants root zone taking care not to damage shallow roots. Apply in early spring, early summer and, early fall.

Lawns: Evenly distribute as a top dress at a rate of 10lbs per 100sq ft in early spring and early fall

Roses, Trees, Shrubs, and Berries: Mix 4 cups of Earthworm Castings in to soil 2" - 3" below surface of each plant annually.


Simple Math:
Apply 10lbs of worm castings per 100 sq ft for maximum nutritional value.

Why can’t I use more than 10lbs of wormcastings per 100 sq ft?
You can use more, as much as you like. Nature’s Little Recyclers have spaces with three feet of worm compost with a full garden on top.

Can I use less than 10lbs per 100 sq. feet and have positive results?
Yes, and we recommend using Worm Castings in several ways in your garden from simple topdressing, soil conditioning, and many more useful techniques. Worm Castings are useful in even the smallest amount. It has this natural and wonderful property of improving the life of practically every plant we know of.

Ca I use this in my Roses, Trees, Shrubs, and Berries?

Best when they are coming out of thaw, and again when they just beginning budding, flowering, and early fruit production for best results. Mix 4 cups of Earthworm Castings in to soil 2" - 3" below surface of each plant. This gives them a boost for several weeks, and the nutrients and minerals to give color, flavor and healthy growth.

Can I use worm casting on my Compost Piles?

Yes, and Nature’s Little Recyclers has a great deal of experience. Simply  spread a thin layer of Earthworm Castings between each new layer of material to be composted. Even better, our Living Vermicompost is a great way to improve your results. The castings will reduce odor, speed up the compostings process, and assist in removing harmful nematodes and fungi.