Thanks for the worm poop

I’m probably the only person in Everett who has had worm poop delivered to her place of employment.

TerraCycle, a company touting its plant foods and fertilizers made from worm poop and packaged in used soda bottles, sent me a box of the stuff. Many gardeners are already aware of the benefits of worm poop, discussed in polite conversation as worm castings. The nutrient rich stuff packs a powerful punch in the garden either in a solid form or made into a tea used as a foliar spray or poured on the soil.

The company says:

“…it can be used for both indoor and outdoor plants, producing spectacular growth and large blooms. Simply spray both soil and foliage and watch your plant grow bigger, faster, and healthier. TerraCycle Plant Food is completely safe and has been proven by top-ranked universities to outperform leading chemical fertilizers. The product is rich with micro- and macro-nutrients, which allows for better response from delicate plants, prevents shock when transplanting, and will not burn plants.”

I like the organic, Earth-hugger bent of this company, but I’m curious about whether the stuff works. It’s not cheap — The Home Depot online sells a pack of three 20-ounce bottles of the plant food for $13.90. I’m looking for one experienced local gardener who would like to take this box of worm poop off my desk and try it in the garden. Just send me an email:

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