Friday, November 12, 2010

Garden Find: Worm Castings from Rubi's Reds

Farmers Market in San Clemente on Sunday was a garden find for me.  As I walked down Avenida Del Mar selecting organic apples for homemade apple sauce and plums, I saw a stand with bags stacked and filled with something brown and earthy.  As I got closer, I discovered the brown, earthy matter was worm castings!

As the owner of a horse stable in Menifee, California, Ruby makes magic by combining the byproduct of horses (manure) with a lot of red wigglers (worms).   This "green" solution results in worm castings.  Worm castings are like gold in the garden.  They are both a soil conditioner and a source of valuable nutrients.

Ruby can be found under the clock tower on Sundays at San Clemente's Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Avenida Del Mar.

1 comment:

Ron Mylar said...

You have so many worms from your garden as the compost made up of these worms is very helpful for the soil fertility.


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