When can I put castings in garden?

finnpond(7b8aWa)June 4, 2011

We're having a difference of opinion about when we can put castings in our veggie garden... Wife says not until Fall so that it has the winter to age into the soil, and I say anytime is OK... Are the castings too "hot" when first tilled into the garden?


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I will cast my vote for anytime.

Dave Nelson

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 7:08PM
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plumiebear(z9? CA)

Anytime. Tell your wife she doesn't need to worry about root burn. I start seedlings in pure vermicompost.


    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 1:56PM
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    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 10:52PM
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jajm4(z5 w. mass, usa)

I've never had any trouble adding them anytime. Have also taken castings straight from the bin and planted stuff in them right away.

"Worms Eat My Garbage" (book) says worm castings don't heat up like other manures.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 1:08PM
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Now that I read this, noticed the seeds in my composts are germinating (papaya, mango, durian, tomatoes, avocado -- you name it) and they are growing fast.

So now I can say, vermicasts doesn't cause root burns.

Nice thread...

    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 4:55AM
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