Frequently Asked Questions

Vermicompost is a nutrient-rich organic fertilizer produced through the process of composting with worms, known as vermicomposting or vermiculture. It is highly beneficial for container plants as it improves soil structure, enhances moisture retention, and provides essential nutrients and biology for healthy plant growth.

The recommended amount of vermicompost depends on the size of your container. As a general guideline, you can mix about 20-30% vermicompost with your potting mix. For established plants, you can also apply a thin layer of vermicompost as a top dressing around the base of the plant. We recommend ¼” of vermicompost for indoor plants and one cup of vermicompost per stem for outdoor plants.

While vermicompost is an excellent addition to potting mixes, it is generally not recommended to use it as the sole growing medium for container plants. Vermicompost has a high organic matter content, which can retain too much moisture and potentially lead to root rot. It is best used in conjunction with other ingredients like, rice hulls or coconut coir to create a well-draining mix.

Vermicompost is suitable for a wide range of container plants, including flowers, herbs, vegetables, and even small fruit trees.

Generally, you can apply vermicompost to your container plants every 3 months as a top dressing. You can also incorporate it into the potting mix during repotting. However, if you notice signs of nutrient deficiency or poor plant growth, you may increase the frequency to every month.

One bag can fill four 4” (pint) pots or two 5” (quart) pots.

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