Adding Worm Castings (with a little help)
Growing seedlings for sale is (very) labor-intensive. So, I’m always trying new ideas in the hopes of discovering more efficient ways to grow.
This season I’m experimenting with top-dressing with worm castings instead of adding liquid organic fertilizer to my water. The liquid fertilizer works wonderfully well, but the constant adding and mixing gets tedious over time. I’m hoping that the worm castings will provide a bit of “time-release” fertilizing every time the plants are watered.
Of course, the initial “sprinkling” takes work, but it’s easier when you have a helper! Ela loves to be with the seedlings in the greenhouse, and she was very focused on helping with the work. (But, since worm castings are gardening gold, I wasn’t ready to sacrifice them to the risk of toddler dumping. Ela is sprinkling with potting soil instead.)
Sprinkling on the sunflowers.