Vermi Composed manure
1292996234VERMI.jpg Vermi-composting uses earthworms to produce compost from organic residues. Earthworms can practically eat all kinds of organic matter. The following are the guidelines for preparing a good quality Vermi-compost.



Domestic vermicomposting is the art of using captive earthworms to transform kitchen waste into earthworm castings (aka poop). Those in the know often refer to earthworm castings as "black gold". Vermicompost is extremely lively; it contains more than 100 times as many beneficial bacteria and fungi as can be found in the surrounding soil. It also contains plant growth factors and B vitamins, as well as high levels of soluble calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Vermicompost is concentrated and considered by many to be nature's most perfect fertilizer. As such, it should be used as fertilizer, not compost, and used sparingly. For example, plants that are heavy feeders such as squash, corn, tomatoes, and roses, will benefit from a cup or so of vermicompost mixed into the top layer of their soil. Lighter feeders should be given about a quarter cup or less. Legumes such as beans, peas, and lupines will not bloom if they are given worm compost, and neither will nasturtiums; under the influence of vermicompost, plants that require poor soil will grow thick, luxuriant leaves, but will not bloom.

Vermicompost is also extremely rich because each gallon of the finished product has been rendered down from twenty seven gallons of food waste. This impressive reduction-ratio can make it difficult to decide which is more valuable: the finished product, or keeping all those gallons of stinky, smelly food waste out of the landfill or the incinerator. Food waste alone comprises nearly 15% of our everyday waste, according to the Green Guardian.

Vermicomposting is simple if you have the right set-up and instructions, but nearly impossible if the bin is designed badly and the instructions are inadequate.

In contrast to traditional composting methods, after the compostable materials have been introduced into the bin, the worms do all the work. In fact, vermicomposting is so efficient and odorless that it makes a fine indoor hobby.

The word vermicompost comes from a Latin word 'vermes' meaning earth worm and the product start as compost. Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) strives to have a high quality vermicompost. We at HCMS  give you full assurance that by adding our vermicompost the b