Top dressing gardens and lawns in the spring with vermicompost
The early spring in BC is inspiring gardeners to start their gardens now. Vermicompost makes an excellent spring top dressing. No need to till it under or water it in — Mother Nature does that for you. Our recommendations for using worm castings as top dressing:
- a layer one inch deep around individual plants, or
- 1/2 inch deep across a vegetable garden plot
- 1/4 inch deep on a lawn
Later in the season, when there is less rain, mix your vermicompost with non-chlorinated water and give your garden a second application of vermicompost in the form of “compost tea”.