Fortunately they were the kind that do great things in the garden, and I put them to work in a new home made from the bowl of an old washing machine with a lid made from a huge pot plant saucer. I felt though that I wasn't reaping the full benefit of their lifestyle, by not harvesting the vermiliquid.
So yesterday I rehoused 50% of the colony into a huge old terracotta pot which sits in the carport now.
I read a magazine article recently, written by Ben Elms, which gives some ideas for using vermicast (worm poo). Here they are..
- Use it instead of compost in a homemade seed-raising or potting mix. Use 1 part vermicast to 1 part sand to 1 part coir.
- Pep up your old seed-raising mix by adding 1 part vermicast to 1 part seed-raising mix and use again.
- A generous handful of vermicast planted with every clove of garlic will give you great results.
- When sowing carrot seed, in an icecream container mix 4 handfuls of vermicast with 4 handfuls of sand. Mix thoroughly with a packet of carrot seed. Sow the mix thinly in shallow furrows.
- Topdress all those indoor plants to keep them fresh and healthy.