SCRAP’s own worm liquid is made in our Vermicrobe worm farming system which cycles water through the 12 raised beds for up to 3 months. When not irrigating the beds it is held in tanks that are aerated 18 hours per day to keep the micro-organisms alive and thriving. When it is ready for sale we decant it into 5L bottles (as shown) or sell in bulk (190L drums or larger tanks). The liquid is typically diluted 10:1 meaning that one 5L bottle will make up to 50 litres to spread onto your garden. For seedlings a 5:1 ratio may be used while lawn will benefit from a 20:1 dilution.
Native plants require very little, one application per year while young is sufficient. Vegetables and fruits benefit from regular use. SCRAP’s worm liquid has higher levels of fulvic and humic acids necessary to soil health and higher levels of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi and protozoa which help break down minerals for plants to utilise. Home worm farmers make their own worm liquid of course but it generally has lower levels of these critical elements due to low levels of oxygen.
Tip for home worm farmers – if you put you worm liquid into bottles only fill two thirds to retain some oxygen for the microbes after you put the cap on; or, drill a few small holes in the cap to allow air to flow through the mix.