There is a reason why worm castings, also known as vermipost, is widely regarded as the richest natural fertiliser known to humans. Worms introduce countless beneficial microbes and bacteria to the finished product, ensuring the healthiest soil possible. A high nitrogen content makes it ideal for the seedling and vegetative stages of most flowering plants and humic acid that aids in plant nutrient absorption. Vermipost not only gives your plants exactly what they need, but also the means to use it optimally. Worm compost retains water extremely well while allowing for healthy drainage. This helps to keep plant roots at an optimal water level and reduces the need to regulate water cycles artificially with additives like Perlite.
Our house-brand Grow Indoors Vermipost is painstakingly farmed in a controlled environment in Midrand. As far as we know, the only vermipost brand that is registered with the South African Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and has been laboratory tested for a detailed nutrient breakdown, ensuring consistently the best quality completely natural product for your precious plants.
Grow Indoors Vermipost is perfect whether you're growing indoors or outdoors and really shines in any environment where plant nutrition is of the utmost importance to ensure a quality yield whether it be flowers or fruit.
**Please note that unfortunately we do not ship Grow Indoors Worm Compost - orders need to be collected from our office in Midrand either by the client or the client's courier company. Please contact us to make the necessary arrangements for collection
What's so special about worm compost?
Vermipost (composted wood and food waste mixed with worm castings) and worm castings are jam-packed with nutrients, natural plant food minerals and beneficial plant root microbes in “plant-ready” form that your garden will love. Grow Indoors worm compost will give YOU the gardener the healthiest, most beautiful plants and flowers in your suburb without any of the dodgy chemicals that can be bad for your children, pets and the environment.
You will be pleasantly rewarded when you use vermipost to strengthen the soil that feeds your plants, flowers and roots. The benefits of using worm compost comprehensively overshadow the benefits of using compost, aged manure and other conventional fertilisers.
These days fertile soil in urban areas barely exists anymore with the overuse of chemical-based fertilizer products. However even the most fertile, ideal soil has around 5 million beneficial microbes per gram (about the weight of a paper clip). Compare this to worm castings that have been found to contain up to 100 million beneficial plant root microbes per gram – as much as 20 times more than the surrounding soil.
Researchers at Purdue University (campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA) have reported that earthworms also leave the soil 5 to 11% richer in essential “plant-available” NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium) nutrients without even considering the vast amount of micro-nutrients and beneficial microbes they also add to the mix and are responsible for robust plant growth and flower blooms.
Chemical fertilizers generally contain a high NPK content that aren’t even in an optimal form for plant roots to absorb so much of it leeches off into our waterways where it pollutes the water systems causing nasty environmental messes like algae blooms. You really have to watch how much you use or you can actually kill your plants! This is not the case with worm castings though.
The benefits of using worm compost for your indoor and outdoor plants:
Worm castings improve soil structure and porosity, creating a better plant root environment
Worm castings increase moisture filtration and permeability and reduces bulk density of heavy soils – improving moisture filtration rates, reducing erosion and run-off.
Worm castings improve the moisture holding capacity of light soils – reducing water loss and nutrient leeching.
Worm castings improve the cation exchange capacity (CEC) of soils (this is a measure of the soil’s ability to hold and release various elements and compounds like plant nutrients for example.
Worm castings supply organic matter.
Worm castings aid the proliferation of soil microbes that benefit plant and flower growth.
Worm castings supply beneficial microorganisms to soils and growing media.
Worm castings encourage vigorous root growth.
Worm castings enable plants to use the available nutrients more efficiently.
Worm castings enable soils to retain nutrients longer.
Worm castings contain humus – assisting in soil aggregation and making nutrients more available for plant uptake.
High quality worm castings (like the Grow Indoors Brand) buffer soil pH since they tend to run pH neutral.
Worm castings are literally the best and only thing you’ll ever need for most of your indoor and outdoor gardening needs. Don’t forget though, like with most products, not all worm castings products are created equal. There is an in-depth process to creating premium worm castings. Some companies just throw some worms in a bucket of peat. In these cases the old adage of “junk in-junk out” applies. You will only maximise the benefits of using worm castings when you use a high quality product. Make sure you buy from trustworthy sources. Grow Indoors Worm Compost is manufactured to the highest specifications in a controlled environment and is registered with the South African Department of Agriculture and Fisheries so you can be assured of a consistent standard of excellence.