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How to Prepare Vermicompost Easily at Home


Posted Date: 17-Aug-2010  Last Updated:   Category: How things work    
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This is the information of how to Prepare Vermicompost Easily at Home, preparation of natural fertilizer, Common species of earthworms,Vermicomposting technology etc.



Vermicomposting is a technology that uses Earthworms to aid in the formation of natural compos. The Earthworms feed on organic material and excrete the waste in the form of "worm castings". The worm castings are nothing but the natural Vermicompost.

The Vermicompost prepared at home is rich in plant nutrients and is great as a soil conditioner. The mucus added in the worm casting helps to avoid the nutrients being washed away by water.

Prepare vermicompost at home is simple and easy and can convert your soil as nutrient rich soil with out investing more. To Prepare Vermicompost at Home, cow dung kitchen wastes and soil with earthworms are necessary.

Next is the preparation of Vermicompost pit which is a concrete structure about 1meter in diameter and 60cm in height. The cow dung kitchen wastes and soil with earthworms are added in to the pit.

In course of time the compost become enriched with urea, the main excretory product of earthworms.

Common species of earthworms, used in preparation of home vermicompost are
Eudrilus eugeniae(African night crawler)
Eisenia fetida
Perionyx excavatus (oriental compost worm)

Home prepared Vermicompost is urea rich and an excellent organic manure for the cultivation of vegetables and fruits in the kitchen Garden.


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