What is Vitality? How is it different than regular worm castings? What benefits can I expect? How do you use it? Mindy shares about VermisTerra’s new Vitality earthworm castings extract. It’s super fine worm castings in liquid form. It has no odor, is gentle and excellent for stressed plants, exotic, long-lived plants, self-watering reservoirs, hydroponics, and aquariums. Vitality works faster than regular worm castings. Use it with VermisTerra worm tea, and when replenishing worm castings in your garden.
How to Use Vitality in Your Garden and Increase Harvests
Calikim and Mindy introduce Vitality and share how to use liquid earthworm castings for seed starting, transplanting, in containers, garden beds, with micro greens and on struggling plants.
Learn to Grow - How to Use Vitality, My Results
Misilla from Learn to Grow shares how she uses Vitality and the results she saw in her garden.
Vitality for Houseplants
VermisTerra Earthworm Castings and Worm Tea
Using Worm Castings in Your Garden - What, Why, How
CaliKim and Mindy talk about earthworm castings: what they are, why they’re great for your garden, and show you hands on how to apply this soil amendment.
Using Worm Tea in Your Garden - What, Why, How
CaliKim and Mindy talk about VermisTerra earthworm tea: what it is, why it’s powerful for your garden, and how to feed it to your plants.
How to Foliar Feed with VermisTerra Worm Tea
Misilla from Learn to Grow shares how to foliar feed with VermisTerra worm tea. She discusses when to do it, how often, tips, and shows set up feed using a hose end sprayer, watering can and garden sprayer pump.
How to Use VermisTerra Products
Youtube channel California Gardening shares about VermisTerra products including the vermicompost and worm tea. He compares standard vs premium castings and discusses how to apply Vermisterra earthworm castings and earthworm tea in your garden.
Feeding The Garden With Worm Castings & Worm Tea
Misilla shows us how to use VermisTerra earthworm castings and nutrient tea in her beautiful garden. She also shares about the many benefits of castings and worm tea- while giving us a tour of her healthy garden fed with VermisTerra for 3 years.
How to Use Worm Castings for Your Tomato & Vegetable Seed Starts
Gary from the Rusted Garden show’s how to use worm castings for vegetable seed starts. He compares the value of VermisTerra castings with another brand that contains more water and compost.
How I'm Automatically Fertilizing My Garden with Drip Irrigation
CaliKim shows us the automatic drip irrigation system she set up to water and feed VermisTerra organic fertilizer to her garden.
Intro To VermisTerra at Expo
Uptown Grow Lab’s video introducing Vermisterra organic earthworm castings and nutrient tea. Filmed at the Cannagrow Expo, San Diego May 2016. Created by Jay at UptownGrowLab, Inc.
Living Soil with VermisTerra Products
Learn how to make your own container mix, potting mix or top soil by using VermisTerra earthworm castings and coco coir with chips. VermisTerra coco coir and chips are great for aeration, water retention with excellent drainage and breaks down into a loamy soil. Mindy shares how to expand the coco coir, the best ratio for making your own potting mix, and how to re condition used potting mix for reuse.
Container Gardening: All About Worm Castings, A Soilless Mix, Refreshing Old Mix
Gary from The Rusted Garden talks about the benefits of earthworm castings, how to make a soilless mix using coco-coir, how he refreshes old mix, and how chitinase (found in earthworm castings) can protect your plants from insects.
DIY Potting Mix Using Castings with Coco Coir + Chips
The advantage of using coconut coir and coco chips in your potting mix is that you do not need to use additional materials like perlite or vermiculite for drainage. This potting mix by itself works very well for growing a wide variety of container plants like flowers, vegetables, fruits and herbs.
How to Use VermisTerra Coco Coir with Chips
California Gardening show reviews VermisTerra coco coir with chips product and shows how to make your own potting soil by adding earthworm castings. He shares the benefits and how it saves on costs.
Microgreens with VermisTerra
Grow Microgreen Seed to Harvest with Worm Castings
Misilla from Learn to Grow compares growing microgreens in coco coir with and without castings. She grows sunflower, kale, red cabbage, and wheat grass. You will see double the height, bigger leaves, larger root, and no dampening off.
Microgreens - Start to End, with Recipes
California Gardening blog shares a new method to grow microgreens VermisTerra earthworm castings in baking trays. He shows how grow to grow microgreens from start to finish, and includes two recipes.
Worm Castings Grow Better Microgreens
On the Grow Channel tested different amounts of Worm Castings added into Cococoir to figure out which Soil to Casting ratio works best for growing Microgreens! They report and rate yield, taste and cost.
Myth: Microgreens Don't Need Nutrients
Corey’s Cave Channel talks about the issue with using coco coir being its lack of nutrients. You can grow sub par microgreens without nutrients but you won’t get large, lush and tender microgreens. The problem with most nutrients and fertilizers is that they are not organic. Worm castings however are organic and in this video Corey finds out if they will provide enough nutrients for a healthy microgreens grow.
Hydrospiral Deep Root Irrigation
How Hydrospiral and VermisTerra Tea Work Together
Learn how VermisTerra’s deep root irrigation tube and soil amendments work together to create a living soil. Maximize plant health by using the Hydrospiral with VermisTerra earthworm casting tea. Together, these two products will improve access of aeration, nutrients and water to the soil microbes. These microbes will condition the soil and boost organic matter. Just two products can condition soil, improve aeration, improve water retention, increase root mass, help reduce weeds, save on water and boost organic matter.
Tips on Installing Hydrospirals
How to install the VermisTerra Hydrospiral, use an auger with power drill, and tips on best placement of the deep root watering tubes, different ways to set up the emitter, and emitter speeds.
Intro to Hydrospiral
VermisTerra’s HydroSpiral tube is a deep root irrigation system that allows water, air and nutrients to directly reach the root zone. Less water wasted, less weeding, and stronger healthier roots. Learn more about HydroSpiral’s design, benefits, and how to install in your orchard. When combined with VermisTerra earthworm tea, the HydroSpiral tubes allow ample water and oxygen to roots and microbes living in the soil
VermisTerra Benefits and Observations
Rare Dragonfruit Channel shows how to install Hydrospiral 9 inch tubes into a raised bed. VermisTerra HydroSpiral is a deep root watering apparatus which installs into the ground near the base of the plant. Using the tube and worm tea together will help improve the soil environment with beneficial microbes and allow roots to grow broader and deeper.
Scientific Explanation For How VermisTerra Works and How They're Different
Agronomist and Nut Tree Expert, Peter Viss shares his knowledge about VermisTerra aged earthworm castings, tea and how what sets them apart. Filmed over three days at the 2019 Tulare World AG Expo. See Table of Contents to Jump to a question below!
Why Haven't I Heard of VermisTerra?
Agronomist Peter Viss explains why not many have heard of VermisTerra. Sometimes something comes along that’s so different, hard to explain and people are afraid because it’s too fantastic. It’s everything it claims to be and more. JL Organics is the first worm farm to commercialize this quality of castings and this stable concentrate live tea. VermisTerra is New and Different.
VermisTerra Benefits and Observations
Agronomist Peter works with farmers to mitigate salt, reduce nematodes, use less water, and increase good biology. Microbes can package nutrients for easy plant uptake. Microbes in VT tea accelerates carbon deposition cycle- allowing plant to be healthier, more flowering, sweeter fruit because the plant can do more without having to conserve resources.
How Much and How Long to Continue Using VermisTerra?
Agronomist Peter Viss shares what distinguishes Vermisterra tea from other biologicals. The more you use it the better your soil gets. In farming, everythings easier on good dirt. Everything is easier if your plants are healthy. “Make good dirt out of bad dirt and make great dirt better.”
There’s enormous diversity and concentration of beneficial bacteria that come from the worm gut. We are just taking advantage of a system that already exists. It’s the power of complex natural biology that’s worked for millennia.
Vermisterra History and Farm Tour
Learn about VermisTerra’s history as Mindy tells the 3 generation story from Taiwan to USA. See the red wigglers, worm beds, pile that cures 7-11 years, and how we screen and filter it. Uncle Steve and Dr Dawson walk thru the earthworm farm operation and discuss vermicompost and how worm poop equals plant power. VermisTerra worm castings contain no filler, no adhesives, it’s all pure.
VermisTerra as Alternative to Fumigation - ROI, and Value of Vermisterra
Agronomist Peter shares about this “biological wonder”, what makes it special, what problems it may fix. He uses it to help farmers substitute for fumigation, aerate soil, reduce nematodes, mitigate salt, provide strength to trees, and keep irrigation lines clean. Peter explains how to use VermisTerra as a standalone product or as a compliment an existing program. It can help farmers fix specific problems or maximize profit.
Urban Farmer and Agronomist Q&A, Discuss VermisTerra
Jamil Burns, urban farmer and owner of Raised Roots interviews agronomist and nut tree expert, Peter Viss. They discuss VermisTerra products and their relationship with compost, disease, BT, bioremediation, mycorrhizae, spider mites, white flies, flavor in fruit, and fumigation.
Phil's Citrus and Phytophthora Story
Phil shares how phytophthora disease devastated his grapefruit crop. After using VermisTerra organic earthworm castings and tea, his trees recovered. He takes us on a tour of the organic lemon and mango farms that are also using VermisTerra tea.
Bob's Blueberry Canker
Bob used Vermisterra Earthworm Casting Tea on his sick blueberry orchard in Michigan. He saw shinier leaves and the plants recovered from a fusicoccum canker infestation.
Tomato Comparison: Chemical VS VermisTerra
Gary from the Rusted Garden compares two like variety tomatoes and you can actually see the benefits of VermisTerra earthworm casting and tea on the tomato plant compared to a tomato that received chemical fertilizers. A very significant difference.
Use VermisTerra Tea for Huge Roots
Mernell and John from CVPS (Coachella Valley Plumeria Society) share their tips on how to successfully bag root plumeria cuttings. John show’s off cuttings that were dipped in VermisTerra worm tea with huge spaghetti sized roots!
Amazing Results - Tomatoes With and Without Worm Tea
Misilla from Learn to Grow shares results from her experiment growing tomatoes with and without VermisTerra earthworm casting tea over 4-5 weeks.
She started with a smaller plant, gave it tea, and it caught up with the bigger plants and outgrew it. Misilla waters them with VermisTerra tea once a week. Both sets received the same potting mix. The leaves of the ones that received tea were taller and bushier.
3rd Grade Teacher and Flower Lover
Flower lover and 3rd grade teacher Chris Lunney shares how VermisTerra tea saved her precious clematis flowers and helped her successfully germinate irish bells. She shares how nature and gardening is spiritual, grouding and restorative for her. Tour her garden and see – Roses, English Bells, Hollyhock, Clematis, Hibiscus, Plumeria, Elephant Ears, Lady Slippers, Seedless Grapes growing in the desert.
Brittany's Indoor Plants
Brittany, owner and designer of Drain Away Drain Tray shares what happened when she first tried it on her struggling indoor house plants. She recommends VermisTerra 100%
Grandpa Ramo's Super Sweet Papyas
Grandpa Ramos gives us a tour of his thriving garden, with healthier fruit trees and super sweet papayas! We introduced VermisTerra earthworm castings and tea to help him switch to organic gardening. This video compared photos from a year ago with now. He shows us his 30+ papaya trees, beets, tomatoes, spearmint, persimmon tree, fig trees, avocados from seed, pineapples, cherimoya, recovered citrus tree and guava.
The Best Year - Vineyard healthier, less pests, 26 BRIX
Dennis Erickson, owner of Erickson’s Vines, Fallbrook CA tells us about the changes to his vineyard after applying VermisTerra tea and castings. He no longer finds any “red blotch” leaves, much healthier appearance, there are less pests problems, one vine produced grapes for the first time in 5 years, and 26 BRIX quality wine grapes. The winery are very pleased with his grapes.
Uncle Steve talks to Dennis about lab numbers vs organic numbers, letting nature work by building up the organic matter and healthy soil
Wine Grape Vineyard - Very Pleased with Worm Tea Results
Owner of Erickson’s Vines tells us about his 6 year old cabernet franc vineyard. After using VermisTerra castings and tea he observed that his plants were healthier, less pest problems, uses less water, and his winery is pleased with his grapes. Dennis shares about how the soil was dead, and he needed to build up the nutrients in the soil.
Dennis shows us how he tops his vines and how he utilizes his sensor (moisture, soil temperature, rain.)
Harvesting Huge Rhubarb
Check out this video featuring harvesting big rhubarb from Misilla’s channel: Learn To Grow. Many of her viewers are shocked at how huge her rhubarb gets! “For the past three years, I’ve been using only worm castings and Vermisterra nutrient tea to amend our soil and feed our plants. Our plants have become healthier, more lush and bigger since!
Dragon Fruit New Growth and No More Chlorosis
The Rare Dragon Fruit Channel shows how VermisTerra corrected chlorosis (yellowing) on dragon fruit, and increased new growth. They introduce the standard vs premium earthworm castings. Stay tuned for more videos reviews and neat experiments.
Benefits of Worm Castings
Why Do Pests Eat The Sick Plants In Your Garden?
Phil aka The Smiling Gardener talks about plant sickness and specifically discusses French agronomist Francis Chaboussou’s book called Healthy Crops. Insects are drawn to metabolically imbalanced plants, and those lacking nutrients and micronutrients. This book powerfully asserts the idea that rather than using pesticides, the key to helping crops resist attacks from pests is to improve their strength through natural processes.
Experiment: Best Media to Use with Worm Castings
Al from AlboPepper runs an experiment using worm casting nutrients with different grow media: pure worm castings or with bean pod husks, pine needles, shredded wood, bark and leaves. In each instance he discovered a reduction in plant growth caused by the inclusion of these components. He believes that the biggest factor was “nitrogen draft”. The various plant materials had a high carbon to nitrogen ratio. They were fresh and had not been composted yet. As a result, they began to break down and tied up the nutrients.
Worm Castings, Compost vs Seed Starting Mix
Al from AlboPepper runs an experiment comparing seed starting mix and worm castings with compost. He says “The compost and vermi-compost were by no means weak. They contained enough nutrients and fertility to carry my lettuce well beyond the seedling stage. The nicely matured plants showed no signs of deficiency at harvest time. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of my retail Starting Mix. It showed promise for the 1st two weeks, but then the plant soon halted and eventually declined.”
Earthworm Castings in Hydroponic Microgreens
Jeb the Gardener’s fun video shows him building and running a hydroponic experiment using VermisTerra aged premium earthworm castings. He test grows radish seeds using VermisTerra tea and castings added at different times in the growth cycle and observed worm casting tea on day four increased yield by 11 to 19 percent, adding worm castings increased yield by 170 to 190 percent.
Learn About Living Soil
How the Soil Food Web Works in the Organic Garden
How do beneficial microbes work with plants? Why is organic more nutritious?Lynn Gillespie of the High Performance Gardening system explains what organisms live in healthy soil, how the food soil web works, how this system effects nutrition in food and recommends VermisTerra earthworm castings and nutrient tea. Lynn runs the Living Farm in Colorado.
Put Carbon Where it Belongs
Soil scientists, Dr. Christine Jones and Elaine Ingham share farming and land management methods that will return carbon to the soil – and keep it there – for healthier crops, more resilient farms, and less extreme weather.
Fossil fuels, deforestation and industrial agriculture have released dangerous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. We can store and stabilize large amounts of carbon where it belongs – in the soil.
Phosphorus & Nitrogen Cycles
Hank describes the desperate need many organisms have for nutrients (specifically nitrogen and phosphorus), which are found in the atmosphere and rocks. They must be converted and made available to plants by bacteria via the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles. Finally he discusses how synthetic fertilizers bombard ecosystems around the world.
Maintaining Soil Quality
Dr. David Montgomery is author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations and The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health. Talks about microbes working in your soil, global soil erosion, making top soil, restoring farm land.
SOIL not DIRT
Dr. Elaine Ingham talks about soil fertility and the role of soil microbial life. Ingham explains the difference between dirt (no microbial life), while soil is sand, silt, clay and full of microorganisms. She goes into what happens to soil when we are addicted to chemical fertilizers and discusses keeping your compost pile aerobic.
Intro to the Nitrogen Cycle by Khan Academy
Khan Academy explains how prokaryotes (bacteria) are capable of taking nitrogen from the atmosphere, and making ammonia which is available to plants.
Building Soil Health For Healthy Plants
Historically, soil science ignored or dismissed soil life as important. With the advent of microscope methods and genetic assessment of soil life, we are beginning to unravel the mysteries of the soil. Dr. Elaine Ingham gives a framework to help growers easily understand the differing specific sets of beneficial organisms required for healthy growth of different types of plants.
7 Wonders of Microbe World - Nitrogen Fixation
How do organic plants get enough Nitrogen compared to chemical fertilizers? This examines just how critical microbes are to life on Earth with their role in nitrogen fixation — providing the essential elements that we need to survive.