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17818261 What is Vermicompost Rev01

17818261 What is Vermicompost Rev01

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Black Gold Organic Fertilizer™ Vermicompost consist 0% Animal Dung, which means it is free from patogenthat might harm you and your love one's health. You can now have your kids or pets in your garden/greenhouses as well instead of locking them up indoor whilst you handling your greens.
 What is vermicompost?
Vermicompost is basically the worms’ poo! The worms consume composted or composting organic material,which will then pass through the unique worm digestive system converting the nutritional organic matterto vermicast. Your plants will love the vermicompost.It is also commonly called vermicast, worm cast,worm poo or worm manure, and black gold. We simply call it Organics Fertilizer.
  Why Organic Fertilizer?
A bag that says 20-20-20 (N-P-K)is does not mean its 10 times better than a bag labeled 2-2-2 (N-P-K).No plant would want 20-20-20 of nutrients. No doubt in comparison to synthetic fertilizer, organicfertilizers does contain lower levels of nutrients, but they do perform important functions which thesynthetic fertilizers do not. They increase the organic content and consequently the water-holdingcapacity of the soil. The improvement of soil physical structure which allows more air to get to plantroots. By applying organic fertilizers, the bacterial and fungal activity increases in the soil.Mycorrhizal fungi which make other nutrients more available to plants thrive in soil where the organicmatter content is high. Organically derived plant nutrients are slow to seep from the soil making themless likely to contribute to water pollution than synthetic fertilizers.
 Advantages of Black Gold Organic Fertilizer™ vermicompost:
· Black Gold Organic Fertilizer™ vermicompost is free from pathogens, toxic elements, weed seeds etc asit was not composted from animal dung or grass. Vermicast is one of the most nutrient dense amendmentyou can find. It regulate the availability of essential plant nutrients and enhance fertilizers. Byadding it to your soil, it can help to revitalize "bad" soil.· Rich in all essential plant nutrients. It contains valuable vitamins, enzymes and hormones likeauxins, gibberellins etc & are teeming with beneficial enzymes, microorganisms, humic acids and otherplant growth factors, it stimulate root system development and activity· Vermicompost retains moisture better than regular soil. Simply mix in your soil or apply on top ofthe soil around your garden plants.· Vermicompost is the main organic fertilizer for planting and feeding of all agricultural crops,forestry, and flower cultivation as well as soil reclamation.· Vermicompost minimizes the incidence of pest and diseases. Promote plant health, stress tolerance andpest & disease resistance, it can be used to control insects, because there is a high concentration ofchitinase producing microorganisms in it that break down chitin (the substance forming exoskeleton ofinsects). Add vermicompost to soil around plants to control insects or make vermicompost «tea» (refercompost tea section below) and sprinkle to leaves during vegetation to boost growth.· Vermicompost fights insects effectively during first 6 months.· Provides excellent effect on overall plant growth, encourages the growth of new shoots / leaves andimproves the quality and shelf life of plant· Vermicompost is easy to apply, easy to handle and easy for storing. Best of all, its odourless!· It improves soil structure, texture, aeration, and waterholding capacity and prevents soil erosion.· Vermicompost is rich in beneficial micro flora such as a fixers, P- solubilizers, cellulosedecomposing micro-flora etc in addition to improve soil environment. It enhances the decomposition oforganic matter in soil.· Vermicompost can be used for all crops at any stage of the crop development---by crops, it meantveggies, fruit trees, flowers, field crops*
How to use Black Gold Organic Fertilizer™ vermicompost
· Use it as a mulch.
Adding vermicast as a top dressing to your soil can help to keep the weeds down. It will also reducethe need to water your garden, and it improves the appearance of your soil. In essence, it can replaceyour usual mulch of dry leaves/ wet straws etc. How to mulch: Apply a 1-2cm vermicompost layer to thearea around fruit trees. This method of humus application is beneficial for all tropical plants(durian, langsat, rambutan, mangosteen etc). In this case outcome increases as much as 30% and ripeningperiods are 10-15 days shorter.
· Use it when planting.
Unlike most of the commercially available synthetic products on the market today, vermicast iscompletely natural and safe. You can add it to your planting hole directly and not have to worry aboutdamaging the roots of your plants. It helps to stabilize anything newly planted.
· Use it as a fertilizer.
Again, unlike synthetic fertilizers, vermicast is completely safe to use in any planting endeavor. Useit to fertilize your victory garden either in solid or liquid form. Since it is completely organic, itis perfectly safe to use on anything you will be eating later in the season
· Use it when planting seeds.
Because it is so nutrient dense, vermicast helps improve seed germination, both indoors and outdoors.
· Use it as a soil conditioner.
Around any fairly recently built house there is a region close to the foundation which is backfill.This backfill is usually full of stones, and other debris. Working vermicompost into these areas canhelp to enrich these usually less than perfect soils and can help plantings close to the home.Sandy soils will be improved by the organic matter which will retain water and supply nutrients. Claysoils will be loosed by the hummic acid and organic matter. This creates better drainage, looses thesoil so it is easier to work, and promotes better root growth. How to: Add vermicompost to the top ofthe soil in the garden or flower bed. Dig shallow trenches around plants and mix vermicompost in as youbackfill the trench. It can also be worked into a new bed using the same methods used for open ground. 
1. Do not store the vermicompost for more than 30 days.
2. Never mix with any chemical fertilizer as you will kill the benifical microbes.3. The best time to apply is when it's warm and hot.4. Apply vermi compost when the soil moisture condition is good & preferably during the monsoon season
(contradicting each other ~ pls decide)General Application rate
Agricultural Use: 3-4 tonnes ha-1Fruit Trees: 5-10 kg per treeVegetables: 3-4 tonnes ha-1Flowers: 500-750 kg ha-1 
Detailed Application rate & Method  Where UsedUsageDirection
Vegetables and flowers and pottedplants/ house plantsExisting Garden, Flowerbed, andPlantingsTo make mixed soil/ potting soilfor vegetables and flowers
Frequency: When making new bedding for seedings or transplanting 
To feed vegetables and flowers atany stage.
Frequency: Every two weeks or less. The layer of vermicompostwill help to retain moisture
To feed plants during vegetationTo feed flowers and decorativeplants in the open groundTo feed house plantsMix vermicompost at the ratio of1:3 with garden soil/ pottingsoil around the base of theplant, at any stage ofdevelopment and cover with soil. On the surface, try covering thesoil with about half to 1 inchlayer of vermicompost. Thenutrients filter down to theroots of your plants when youwater.Side-dress vegetables or plants.Break up a couple of inches ofsoil around each plant and mix insome compost and water.Apply 0.5 kg of vermicompostaround stems or between theridges once a month per 1 sq.m.,mix it up and water.Add 150-200 g of vermicompostmonthly to each plant or 0.5 kgper one sq.m. of the flower-bed,lawnAdd 2-3 tablespoonfuls ofvermicompost to each plantAgricultural crops (palm oil,corns, wheats etc)To feed plantation cropsAdd 2kg of vermicompostmonthly
to each grown plant or0.5 kg per one sq.m. of theplantation/ field.Fruit treesPlanting/ transplanting fruittrees
Frequency: When making new bedding for seedings or transplanting 
Add 2 kg of vermicompost to aplant hole of each transplant(durian, rambutan, mango etc) andmix it with soil. Whentransplanting a tree,
To feed young fruit treesFrequency:To feed bushes and fruit treesTo feed mature fruit treesvermicompost can be added to thesoil. After digging the hole, mixup to 30% vermicompost in withthe soil from the hole. Aftermixing the soil, place the treein the hole and backfill with thevermicompost mixture. This willgive more drainage, waterretetion, and nutrients to thenew tree.Top dress the base of the treewith vermicompost approximately1~2 inch around 1 meter radius.Distribute 0.5 kg of vermicompostover 1 sq.m. of soil according tothe crown diameter.Open Ground, Replacing TopsoilTo Enrich Average SoilAdd an 1/8" to 1/4" layer ofvermicompost over the top of theground. If the ground isunplanted, work the vermicompostlightly in to the top couple ofinches of soil. For poor soilsadd an 1" or more and work intothe top foot of the soil.New Lawn / Top Dressing New Lawn(Football field, Golf Turf etcTop Dressing lawn is probably thebest thing can do to improve thesoil and to level the lawn.Overly sandy soil get enrichedwith organic matter whichimproves the water retetion andnutriet content. Clay soilimprove due to the hummic acidand organic matter, which helpsto break up the soil and improvesdrainage, softens the soil, andallows healthy root growth. Theadded layer of soil encouragesroot growth and stimulates newshoots, making the lawn denser.New LawnExisting field, turf, lawn etcFrequency: AnnuallyAdd the vermicompost over the topof the grass seed. Don't exceedmore than a 1/4" though, 1/8" isideal. The vermicompost will holda good amount of water andprovide nutrients to the newlawn.Evenly distribute vermicompostacross the field in approximately1/4" or 1/8" height, must notmore than 1 inch height.After done with the top dressinglevel, water the lawn. Make sureto give it a good soaking for thefirst day, but not too much waterthat will wash the top dressingaway! Apply water slowly. Makesure lawn stays properly wateredfor next two three weeks. Oncethe lawn has taken hold, can goback to normal watering.
 Worm Compost (Vermicompost) Tea
Worm tea, a by-product made by adding worm castings or worm compost to water, can be used to fertilizeplants by spraying and help in prevention of dry fungus on plants.Worm compost tea can be made by mixing compost with *soft water (rain water works best, or you can lettap water sit overnight)
Put 1 glass of vermicompost into a bucket of room temperature *soft water. Mix it properly and leave itfor 24 hrs. This “tea” contains water soluble fractions of vermicompost (vitamins, phytohormones,humates, fulvates, etc.), as well as microflora useful for soil and plants.PS: Soak plant seeds in the solution for 12 hrs for better germinationFor house plant: Mix 2 tablespoons of vermicompost to a liter of water and just spray it on plants.For garden crops: Dilute the “tea” 3 times more: Use the ratio of 1:3 vermicompost to water. Thesolution is good for sprinkling fruit trees hence increases trees capacity (fruits are bigger, richer,and sweeter).

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