Getting started, it is highly beneficial to familiarise yourself with the differences and benefits of both vermicast in its natural state as an application and brewed Opti-feed as a spray, drip or foliar feed.
- Worm castings when applied to soil, stays in situ working to regenerate the soil. They have plant available nutrient, an abundance of plant beneficial microbes, micro fungi, micro flora, hormones and enzymes that all work in various ways to support plants, reduce, control or crowd out pest and pathogens.
In addition it works to rehabilitate the physical structure of soil saving you water and holding applied chemicals in place for easy access by plant root systems.
- Opti-feed is like rocket fuel, as a liquid it can be used at the roots, working its way through the soil, supplying nutrient right to the root hairs and disseminating soil and plant beneficial microbes into the soil supporting the plant crucial soil food web.
Used as a foliar feed, Opti-feed will coat the leaves of plants with billions of microbes, all competing for a food source, by this, plant beneficial microbes crowd out or prey on pathogens, microbes and their wastes. As a result harmful moulds and fungi don’t have enough resources to flourish in the end.Plants also actively absorb nutrient within Opti-feed through the stomata and epidermis of their leaves.
For more information on Opti-cast worm castings, the powdered castings used to produce Opti-feed, please give us a call.
Producing Opti-Feed is a simple process.
It involves the agitation and aeration of a solution of water and worm castings.The agitation works to release the highly plant and soil beneficial microbiology, nutrient and minerals within the castings.Due to Opti-casts highly anionic properties, you will never release 100% of the nutrient, so remember to retain and use the remaining casting silt that remains.
Contact us today for a consultation on how to setup for optimal Opt-Feed production and application.