Updated: Oct 16, 2022
How to understand good quality vermicompost?
Good quality vermicompost is known by many. Currently, several fertilizers are sold in the market under the name of vermicompost. How do those who are doing a new garden know vermicompost?
Vermicompost is an organic fertilizer. No chemicals are added while making this fertilizer. To know vermicompost, first, you need to know how to vermicompost is made. The main ingredient for making this fertilizer is cow dung which should be at least thirty days old. And need green rot. This mixture is fed to the earthworms and the excrement that the earthworms eat is called vermicompost.
What is the color of vermicompost?
Vermicompost is black in color. Color like tea leaves. If vermicompost is made with cow dung only, it is slightly brown in color. True vermicompost turns white when completely dry.
What does vermicompost smell like?
Real vermicompost has no smell. Vermicompost is a ninety-nine percent odorless organic fertilizer.
How much water does real vermicompost contain?
The water content of vermicompost is thirty percent. Vermicompost never dries out. However, the water content may decrease due to long-term storage. Vermicompost can never be dry. Dry vermicompost applied to flowers or vegetables will not produce any good results. Cow Dung manure is dry. That is why vermicompost is heavy.
How long can vermicompost be stored after preparation?
Vermicompost can be stored for at least one year after preparation or packing. When this fertilizer is filled in the packet, it contains 25 to 30 percent water. This fertilizer is given in plastic packets. Due to this the water content does not decrease. But after opening the packet it should be properly soaked with water. Vermicompost should never be kept in direct sunlight.
So the way to recognize real vermicompost is, its color is black like the color of tea leaves. Real vermicompost has no smell. Vermicompost is never dry and contains twenty-five to thirty percent water content.