Most organic farmers, growers & gardeners have heard of worm tea and some of its close relatives like leachate and compost tea. Believe it or not worm teas are not a new thing, methods for brewing teas date back to Egyptian and Roman times. However with more modern techniques and scientific discoveries we have a much better idea why it works and it has nothing to do with long standing NPK values. Worm tea does not act as a traditional fertilizer, instead is uses a concentrated form of microbes and biological life to unlock nutrients in the soil and that biodiversity form a symbiotic relationship with the roots to feed the plants. Much of the science behind these tiny microbes isn’t fully understood yet but what we do understand is worms pump out massive amounts of beneficial plant biology and the results speak for themselves. We won’t blame you if you don’t want to take our word for it, however check out the links & videos below from people who have put it to the test.
Cannabis & Hydroponic Systems – Worm Tea vs Control
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Worm Tea: The Secrets to Organic Gardening
Worm teas provide bacteria, fungi, acinomycetes and a host of other good things. However, you don’t have to be a scholar or a trained botanist to understand all of this. Below is a small list and the percentages of the nutrients found in worm casting tea.
- Organic Carbon 20-30%
- Nitrogen 1.8-2%
- Phosphorus 1.2-1.9%
- Potassium 1.2-1.5%
- Nitrogen Carbon 14-15%
- Calcium 3-4.5%
- Magnesium 0.4-0.7%
- Sodium .02-.03%
- Sulphur 0.40%
- Iron 0.3%
- Zinc 0.025%
- Copper 0.0032%
- Boron 0.0032%
- Alumynium Traces 0.070%
N-P-K nutrient values are not important in worm casting teas. These measurements are mainly for the commercial nutrients found throughout the gardening community.
With worm casting tea these values and more are in the brewed tea and are released and absorbed by the plants root structure as needed.
Using Worm Tea In Your Garden
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Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization?
There is a single organism responsible for the rise of the earliest urban communities. Without their hard work in Ancient Egypt, India and Mesopotamia, agricultural development would not have been able to sustain humanity’s growth.
Charles Darwin once stated this creature was the single most influential living thing in history. It might surprise you, but we am not talking about humans, we are talking about our favorite wriggly garden friend: the worm! Here are a few ways to put worms to work in your garden this spring.
Worms. They are our most important, sustainable recycling system. It has been said that wherever earthworms plow, people thrive. When worms perish, societies collapse. Earthworms provide an ongoing regeneration of soils, offering up organic fertilizers to plants and nourishing terrestrial ecosystems. https://www.maximumyield.com/worms-ancient-secret-rise-human-civilization/2/1465