Do you wish to increase the fertility of your soil in your garden? You do not need to turn to expensive fertilizers and pesticides for you to achieve that.
Aside from the costs, these products also bring health and environmental hazards. These reasons make them less preferred than traditional and modern techniques in enriching your soil.
So, what exactly do you need to do? Biodynamic gardening.
It is best to start studying biodynamic gardening. The idea is not that onerous to understand. For some time, scientists and consultants have been emphasizing the benefits of using natural means to care for the soil and of plants through biodynamic gardening.
Vermicomposting is one of the techniques within biodynamic gardening that you should learn. Through it, you will be able to simply and conveniently produce pure and organic fertilizers at your own yard.
What is vermicomposting anyway? Basically, vermicomposting is composting with the help of worms. You can use various types of worms. However, white worms and red wrigglers are more preferred types of earthworms for vermicomposting.
When doing this technique, you also need to recognize a number of important factors.
- First, always remember to use organic or biodegradable supplies for your compost. The first things come to mind is food, of course.
- Second, you must encourage and promote development and multiplication of earthworms.
Regular composting is done outdoors. Vermicomposting, on the other hand, can be done indoors (and outdoors, too). However, the outdoors remains to be a more effective location for vermicomposting.
Another note that you should remember is that, you do not need to let your worms loose on your yard when vermicomposting outside. You should cultivate them on a small portion of land first.
In addition, be sure to prepare the bedding appropriately when vermicomposting outside. Simply put shredded fallen leaves, aged manure, chopped up straw and dead seaweed. After doing that, put plants, compost, and sawdust.
Those materials would supply nutrients and nourishment needed by worms. After a while and continuous efforts, your pit will produce a good amount of organic fertilizer that you can use in your garden.