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When can I put castings in garden?

Posted by finnpond 7b8aWa (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 4, 11 at 13:30

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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RE: When can I put castings in garden?

I will cast my vote for anytime.

Dave Nelson

RE: When can I put castings in garden?

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


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RE: When can I put castings in garden?

  • Posted by jajm4 z5 w. mass usa (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 19, 11 at 13:08

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.

RE: When can I put castings in garden?

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...

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