Integrate worm farming into your greenhouse operation

As an organic greenhouse grower, you’re probably passionate about using only natural methods, and without all those chemicals. You have natural pest repelling methods in place for your structure, and you most likely use natural fertilizers (like compost tea) to nourish your plants. Above all else, though, you want to expand your horizons and possibilities, like every good grower out there.

Maybe you’re certified organic, or maybe you’re not. Or, maybe you’re completely new to these above-mentioned methods altogether, but want to give them a try nevertheless. Regardless, there are countless fascinating paths that gardeners and farmers – whether natural growers or not – can walk down and explore to keep their business ahead of the curve.

One of the most exciting, popular, and proven-to-be-useful methods in organic growing is vermicomposting, also known as vermiculture (“vermi-” meaning worm in Latin). It’s a combination of typical aerobic composting with the fascinating soil powers of earthworms; particularly their ability to transform your waste stream into incredibly nutrient-rich, completely broken down natural fertilizer. Best of all: it costs practically nothing.

It’s a well-known fact that earthworms are great to see in your garden. Move them to the compost pile, and you bring their magic straight to your growing operation. All sorts of growers, from the humblest gardeners to the most advanced greenhouse-operating farmers, have adopted earthworms as unofficial mascots – or even pets – in addition to hiring them as enthusiastic workers for their plants’ well-being and nourishment. Anyone can harness their powers, work with mother nature, and see amazing impacts on their plants – including you.

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