Vermicasting compared to compost

Compost is a completely different process from Vermicast. Compost is produced in a high temperature process and is more fungi driven than bacterial. Composting requires mechanical tuning of the product either continuously in a drum or for several times in large windrows. Often air is pumped into the piles for the ‘chemical combustion’ of the organic matter. In general, composting leads to a volume reduction by one third. If your compost is still getting hot it is not a finished compost and should be carefully handled. Applied to soil, compost requires a change of microbes as soil microbes are more bacteria dominated - just as vermicast is.

Ecocast Vermicast is processed by millions of compost worms in a cold and bacteria dominated process. Our vermicast is almost pure casting and we allow vermicast to be processed and matured for 18 months before we provide it to our customers. This way our vermicast is well adjusted to soils microbiological community. 

How does Vermicast restore and improve soil fertility and boosts yields? 

Vermicast is a natural nutritive organic soil conditioner and organic fertiliser. It is rich in humus, macro- and micro-nutrients, beneficial soil microbes, and plant growth promoting hormones. Vermicast can offer significant benefit your soils, crops, pasture, orchard, vineyard, nursery, garden and potting mixes.

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