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Premium Plant food for Indoor Houseplants | 100% Small-Batch, Vermicompost
$4.99 – $14.99
Plant food to promote a system of healthy, living potting soil!
Weight 1 lbs
sampler 100g ~.25lb, 200g ~.50lb, 300g ~.75lb, 400g~1lb
ORIGIN: Sifted fresh from a small-batch worm farm with red wiggler worms, sustainable coconut coir, and recycled paper / cardboard in Union City, New Jersey.
INSTRUCTIONS: Top dress, side dress, or mix into your potting mix to feed your plants with this plant food, and watch them grow better than ever!
1. What type of worms do you use?
Red Wiggler compost worms!
2. What type of material are the worms fed?
Don’t cheat yourself and use castings from worms that were raised off of Peatmoss, Preserved “Meal” Worm Chow, and Processed Grains. Our worms are fed a high-quality, diverse and sustainable diet of food waste (organic and plant-based – fruit scraps, veggie scraps, coffee grounds, tea leaves, etc. which makes the most nutritious castings) from our home kitchen and our community to ensure nutritious castings for your plants.
3. How long are the worms left with the material to make the castings?
~30 days – we let the worms digest on a healthy, natural schedule – We don’t run a worm mill, by forcing them to eat junk, and cast fast and furiously.
4. How long has the ready to purchase product sat around?
When you go to a big box store, the worm castings are stored for a year, or even years – degrading it’s moisture and its nutritional value! We don’t sell dusty, old, plant food! We make small batches, and harvest your vermicompost to order- directly from our worm bin. It’s made to order. If there’s excess, we store it for a maximum of 14 days. At that point, our excess goes into our own garden.
5. Natural, living soil? What do you mean?
Because we are an organic operation, we don’t use chemicals and we don’t “nuke” (aka: bake or dry – the soil, since that kills all the beneficial microbes and microscopic organisms that enrich the nutritional value / micro-ecosystem of the compost). So live worm compost may include some amount of macro and micro organisms (fungus, bacteria, baby worms) which are harmless, fortify/protect the plants, and enrich the soil. But any if visible organisms remain a concern for you, to kill them – without negative impact on the microbial population, place the compost in an airtight container, and freeze it for about a week, then thaw it out to use in your potted plants. It is not necessary from a plant health point of view, but is a perfectly reasonable step of organic macro organism removal for the point of your comfort level.
- Store Name: Horti Shorti
- Vendor: Shirley Yu
- Address: Union city, NJ 07087
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