Last Updated on April 24, 2021 by cmoarz
One of the most popular fertilizers on the market today is worm castings. They are widely used in organic farming and have a lot of benefits for your garden soil as well. However, there are some disadvantages to worm castings that you should be aware of before making any decisions about whether or not they should be included in your gardening routine. This blog post will outline those disadvantages so you can make an informed decision about using worm castings on your farm or at home!
Disadvantages of worm castings
First, We need to get something out of the way. Worm castings themselves have no disadvantages (other than maybe overdoing it). These are an organic fertilizer that is so safe and nutritious, we can even use it on our food gardens. So what are the actual disadvantages of worm castings that the article is named after?
Well, The biggest problem is the cost of entry. Unless you plan on buying your worm castings, Starting a vermicomposting bin to make your own can have a bit of a start-up cost.
Don’t get us wrong, It’s totally worth starting your own vermicomposting bin in order to make your own worm castings. Basically, you’re just converting your food wastes into worm castings. In the long run, this start-up price is nothing compared to what you will eventually spend on buying worm castings every time you need them.
Another disadvantage of worm castings is time. If you intend on farming them, It takes a lot of time, and that’s just something you have to be willing to invest in order to reap the benefits and save some money.
Vermicomposting is definitely the way to go in our recommendations though, But if you’re just looking to buy a 50lbs bag of worm castings, then other than the initial cost there is zero disadvantage to doing so. Worm castings are one of the most amazing things on this planet if you’re a gardener. It’s right up there with bonemeal!