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”.