Re: [tomato] Worm Castings

Richard Yarnell (
Wed, 19 Jan 2000 01:00:57 -0800 (PST)

$10  bucks is a lot to pay for something you can encourage the worms to
produce in your garden.  On top of that, worms in your garden mechanically
till your soil.  Worms will inhabit agressively any good soil which has
organic material in it.  They will inhabit and assist in the composting
process, whether in a bin or in the soil.  They will do well in a "worm
box" quickly dispatching all the kitchen scraps you care to throw their

IMO, buying worm castings is a waste of money.  


On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, Pete wrote:

> I bought some worm castings to use as an organic fertilizer/soil amendment.
> I was wondering if anyone has experience in using this, and how they work it
> into their tomato growing program.  The package says that it never burns.  I
> do notice that it holds water very well.  The 10 pound sack cost 10 bucks,
> is it worth the price?
> Pete, South Florida, Zone 10

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