Green Leaf Worm Farm started in 2009 as a one-person operation with everything done by hand. As the demand increased, the need for a machine to separate the worms from their castings became necessary. The first worm tea was brewed in a five-gallon bucket with an aerator. Now we brew it 80 gallons at a time. The rainwater collection started with three 55-gallon drums. Now we have a 1100 gallon cistern. All our worm tea is made with rainwater. Peat moss that was bought a bale or two at a time now is bought in pallets with 40 bales. The operation that began on the porch and carport has now spread to a 600 sf building so we can produce enough product to meet the demand. Everyone is going green and looking for natural solutions to recycling and producing food.
•Plant your seedlings directly in worm castings to speed germination.•Dip the whole root ball of a potted plant into worm tea before transplanting to provide a powerful boost.•Spray Worm Tea over your entire lawn to keep out bugs and nourish the yard.•Worm tea has even been known to heal scars and open wounds on animals.•Worm tea and worm castings are extremely popular in the western US and gaining many users all over as folks try to Go Green!•Spread a thin layer of worm castings through each new layer of compost to make richer earth.•Roses, trees shrubs and berries or newly transplanted plants: Mix 1 part earthworm castings to 3 parts soil. Surround newly dug hole with mixture. Spread roots over a mound of mix in the hole and cover. •Live earthworms make a great fish food or a supplement for lizards and snakes. They are very good food for young animals since the earthworm's body is soft and easy to digest and is a good source of protein.•Earthworms make a good food for pond fish like trout, tilapia and catfish.
The pictures were taken at Mr. Kotecki’s garden. Sean Moore treated the garden with Worm castings. Photos taken from Feb. 4th - March 14th show the rapid progress of the lush garden growth attributed to using castings.