Hello, I am a bonsai tree enthusiast, and I have a number of trees in training pots. I want to apply my vermicompost to them as a natural supplement to my fertilizing. I would like to take small clumps (1-2 tablespoons) and then wrap each clump up in an old bit of pantyhose or maybe cheesecloth. Then I'll set these around each tree, maybe 3-5 per pot.
My logic is that 1) I wouldn't have to deal with making a tea or anything each couple weeks, and 2) I could lessen the problem of fine partical build-up inside the pots as the compost breaks down over time. (Bonsai use a very free-draining soil mix--can't have muddy soil full of water at the bottom of the pot.)
What do you think of this idea? Can vermicompost dry out and still be just as effective and potent as when it is damp?