Yep, that's what it says right on the bottle. The New Jersey company has gotten a lot of publicity as being one of the top truly eco-friendly companies; getting churches and schools to collect plastic bottles and other reusable material for their packaging.
I have a compost tumbler, but it hasn't started to cook yet, so I went looking at Home Depot recently for compost medium and saw these recycled soda bottles of "Liquid Worm Poop". At the time I wasn't sure if it was any good, so I didn't buy any. I've tried to find some reviews on the product, but so far I haven't had much luck. There seems to be more info on the company itself than their products. It also seems to be in great demand. The Home Depot here has a good supply, but apparently the company doesn't sell its products online so people are having difficulty finding it.
So....has anyone here used it? I think the liter bottles were $6 each. Does it work, should I stock pile it while it's available near me?
Post by sphinxeyes on Apr 29, 2009 12:52:58 GMT -5
For the long term I can see why doing it yourself is better, but how long does it take to get compost once you get yourself a tote, some worms and fill it with scraps? I don't know much about vermiculture, so I'm not sure of the logistics in keeping them. I take it redworms are different than nightcrawlers, which are the only worms I've seen sold in the stores. How does one go about getting some redworms? Are they the sort you can just dig out of the ground? The last time it rained on my college campus, the sidewalks that cross the campus green were loaded with worms! Literally dozens of them! Maybe I should bring a bucket with me next time it rains and collect some.
Post by plantsnobin on Apr 29, 2009 21:00:46 GMT -5
Yep, there is a difference, redworms are what you want, not the nightcrawlers. I tend to forget that not everyone here lives in the country though, so I guess you might not just be able to go to the nearest manure pile and dig a few, huh? There are a few reliable sellers on the net for worms, and some rip offs. I have lost their email address, but Alan bought some from a couple in southern KY, can't rememeber their name now. If it wasn't getting so hot now I would try to send you some. I have one tote that I put my potting soil from annuals at the end of the year and let the worms recycle that, feeding them rabbit poo. Makes some really nice stuff.
Buy a bag of composted manure from your garden center, and make the tea from that.
Always pay it forward. grungysgarden.blogspot.com/ I am located about 10 miles. north of the Idaho panhandle and just below Kootenay Lake. The property lies in a small microclimate that gives me a zone 5/6 Canadian version or 6/7 US version. One acre of land at an elevation of 1770', just off the edge of a flood plain. Sandy loam soil, hot days and cool nights (55F).