Organic Worm Castings

Product Description

Organic worm castings is an all natural fertilizer for plants in the landscape, garden or potted in containers. Many people ask us what are worm castings? They are made from organic matter consumed and broken down by earth worms digestive system.

The material broken down by the worms creates a fast acting growth hormone for bigger, healthier and fuller plants. Earthworm castings reduce the acid forming carbon in soils and replace it with increased nitrogen levels. Earth worms release humic acid that is isolated in the compost which helps elongate plant’s roots.

There are many benefits of worm castings. This Worm Casting supplement is a soil amendment that will help regulate pH levels and enhance the growing conditions for the plants growing in it. Adding this will enhance beneficial microbes and bacteria enzymes in the soil and supply important vitamins and minerals to your plants while providing plant growth.

This highly nutritious soil additive is perfect for adding to garden soil or potting soil and is used to sweeten the soil with nutrients for fertilizing. Pure worm castings will create a protective barrier to eliminate harmful toxins while providing enrichment for plant roots. A true soil builder!

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How to Use Worm Castings:

  • For use on indoor, outdoor plants in the garden or containers; can be used on fruits, vegetables, cannabis, herbs, hanging plants, flower gardens and any other kind of plant that needs nutrition!
  • Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, they are different ways to use worm castings in the garden.
  • Mix in with the existing soil of vegetable gardens or potted plants. Use a ratio of 1 part worm castings to 4 parts soil when working it in.
  • Sprinkle over the tops of raised beds or even your lawn to improve soil structure.
  • Make compost tea or worm tea to add to your plants.
  • Work into seed germination process to stimulate plant growth.
  • Worm castings are extremely water absorbent and will hold 2-3 times their weight. Helps improve water retention and drainage.
  • Works great even in small amounts to improve overall health of plants.

This organic fertilizer makes the perfect additive for potting mixes or other plant food with organic materials. Helps reduce heavy metals in the soil as well as protects against plant diseases while helping the plant grow. Castings are 100% organic and made from earth worm manure without the use of chemical fertilizers.

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Comes in a 20 lb resealable bag.

Shipping Info

Once your Organic Worm Castings order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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