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Vermicomposting is a simple technology for converting biodegradable waste into organic manure


Vermicomposting is a simple technology for converting biodegradable waste into organic manure


Vermicompost is an organic fertilizer that consists of decaying material that is left in the faeces of earthworms. This fertilizer is the highest quality organic fertilizer. Which can be used in any kind of farming. Here the question may arise –

  • Who can make vermicompost with all the decaying matter?

  • How can the decomposing matter be used to make vermicompost?


Who can make vermicompost with all the rotten matter?


No, it is not possible to make vermicompost with all kinds of rot. Name the species of earthworms we use to make vermicompost Eiseniella tetraedra & Eisenia fetida. Due to some quality of these species only their use is used to make vermicompost. Earthworms are the main workers in making vermicompost. So keeping earthworms is the main task to make good quality vermicompost. Earthworms can never eat solids. So earthworms need something rotten or soft for food. The second thing is that the place where the earthworms live will not have any strong smell. Then the earthworm will not survive or escape. The third thing is that if the temperature is high where the earthworm lives, then the earthworm will not survive. The fourth most important factor is the water share. If its food contains less than thirty per cent or more water content, the earthworm will not survive. So if earthworms can be reared according to these things then making vermicompost is definitely possible.


How can the decomposing matter be used to make vermicompost?


Good quality vermicompost requires cow dung and green rot. Cow dung should be at least fifteen to twenty days old. Also, the dung should be soaked with water. As a result, the heat of the cow dung will go away and all the gas smell in it will be gone. If the dung is soaked in water for twenty days, it will become soft. It will become suitable for earthworm food.


The next ingredient for making vermicompost is green rot. The leaves of the plant can be used when rotting. But since the plant has a kind of wax coating on it, the leaves of the plant do not rot easily. It takes at least sixty days for the leaves to decompose. Two of the best green rotting materials are betel leaves or banana tree stems. Which decomposes easily and the quality of vermicompost is good.


Another important reason for using banana stems is that earthworms prefer holes inside banana stems to lay their eggs. It improves the growth of their offspring. Then a bed should be made on the land with 40 percent green rot and 60 percent rotted cow dung. The map will be six feet long and three feet wide. The height of which shall not exceed two and a half feet.


So vermicomposting with all kinds of decomposing materials is somewhat correct. However, kitchen waste is a very good compostable material if a small amount of vermicompost is to be made for a tea garden.





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