One Picture Proves Your Garden Needs Vermicompost

The hardest of hardcore worm freaks might love sifting through academic studies, detailing the relative N-P-K of various soils, composts, and growing mediums.  If you want to do this, knock yourself out.  But Mary Ann Smith, a new addition to BenWorm Poop Prooftley Christie’s Redworm Composting Facebook Group (Bentley runs a very popular and helpful vermicomposting blog), posted just about the most concise case for using vermicompost in your garden that you’ll find. Using a peat moss/vermiculite germination mix, Mary Ann had four test groups using 0% (control), 5%, 10%, and 20% vermicompost-to-germinating mix ratios.  The results after 16 days couldn’t be clearer.  Each step higher in relative vermicompost strength correlates with more robust growth.

It’s easy to look for new angles to prove why worm poop rocks.  But the simplest demonstrations are still the best.  Way to go Mary Ann!

2 thoughts on “One Picture Proves Your Garden Needs Vermicompost

  1. Easier said than done, Muhammed! I actually do have some video evidence I created of the quick growth vermicompost gives you compared to a control group. Will try to find it and post it!

  2. Hi Steve,

    My local WI have asked me to write an article on my worm farm for their magazine, well since most of what I’ve learned is from yourself, I thought I might ask a couple of favours of you.
    Firstly could I have your consent to use worm poop proof image, and secondly as I class myself as a novice, would you kindly read through my article and give me your valued opinion, I would gladly include your details.

    Kindest regards,


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