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    You Want Me to Buy Worm Poop?

    Castingsworms It's not really as disgusting as it sounds. Worm poop is known in the world of organic gardening as worm castings (though really, they are poop).

    You want to add them to your garden because they're so naturally rich in the kind of bacteria, enzymes and water-soluble nutrients that really give plants a kick in the pants (well, in their leaves, stems, flowers and fruits or vegetables) when the plant absorbs them through its roots. 

    Says The Tasteful Garden, "Worm castings are packed with minerals that are essential for plant growth, such as concentrated nitrates, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium. They also contain manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt, borax, iron, carbon and nitrogen. However, the best of all is that these minerals are immediately available to the plant, without the risk of ever burning the plant. Remember that animal manure and chemical fertilizers have to be broken down in the soil before the plant can absorb them."

    You can use castings in potting soil, in soil for trees, shrubs, and flowers, and as mulch. You can even mix them with water to make a liquid fertilizer (otherwise known as "worm poop tea.")

    If you're really bold, you can build your own worm bin and produce plenty of worm poop on your own.

    On the other hand, if that idea totally disgusts you, go ahead and pick up castings from your local nursery or online here, here or here.

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    Blessing

    Coincidentally, I just blogged about Organic Chemical Free Gardening. Never heard of worm casting (glad to know)

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    Kim

    I've been using liquified worm poop from TerraCycle for a few years. Absolutely no smell at all. People are amazed when I let them smell it. The dried worm castings do smell earthy, but no bad. This stuff works!

    Lisa @Retro Housewife Goes Green

    I LOVE worm poop! I use TerraCycle's worm poop on my plants, they love it. I had a flower that a rabbit ate and it was very sad looking but a few times of using worm poop and it came back.

    Diane MacEachern

    Well, glad to see so many of you benefiting from one of Nature's lowliest - but most important - creatures! Here's to abundance in many forms!!

    Diane MacEachern

    Glad to hear it!

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