WORMGOLD® Plus by California Vermiculture, LLC
WORMGOLD® Plus Results:
Dramatic Growth Improvement (30%-400%)
Vigorous Vitality (Healthy & Vigorous Plants)
Problem Elimination (Healthy Plants Have no Problems)
What is WORMGOLD® Plus? (Non-Toxic, No Chemicals, All Organic)
92% WORMGOLD® Pure Worm Castings
3% Fossilized Kelp (to supply Calcium)
5% Rock Mineral (to supply mineral balance)
How is WORMGOLD® Plus different than other worm castings?
All other worm castings produced from manures and landscape waste:
Pathogen & Pesticides in these sources.
These feeds produce : 2-3 million CFU/dwg Chitin Degraders; 10 million CFU/dwg Cellulose Degraders
WG Plus contains:
200 million CFU Chitin Degraders
400 million CFU Cellulose Degraders
Full Array of Beneficial Soil Biology (30,000 Diversity)
Importance of Chitin Degraders & Cellulose Degraders
Recycling all soil fungi to provide food for the plants.
Application: Good for all plants!
Flowers, Vegetables, Trees, & Turf
10-20% Pot Mix
One (1) inch layer over root zone with 1” layer of compost
Every six (6) months (¼ ” layer WG Plus ¼” layer Compost)
Trees 12 inch wide ring at drip line.
Problem Trees also add multiple tubes 3” x 6” (typical tree 14 tubes)
Chemical Plant Feeding compared to Organic Feeding
Chemical fertilizer becomes aqueous fertilizer salts when water is added. Gravity then takes this liquid fertilizer past the root zone in 4-6 days. Once this liquid has passed the roots, all feeding of the plant is done. Research has shown that the maximum absorption of chemical fertilizer is 11%. The fertilizer that is not absorbed passes into the water table. (Evidence of this is seen with the periodic rains in southern California that severely contaminates the beaches).
Non-Chemical (organic) feeding is a three step process.
Bacteria and Fungus: Plant nutrition is held in the form of healthy soil biology: bacteria and fungi. Healthy soil will have a balance of both bacterial and fungal organisms with a diversity of at least 10,000. This diverse soil biology is the fuel in the tank for the plants. This living biology is symbiotic with the plants and and will stay in the root zone and will expand the volume of the root mass. This biology does not run off and become a contaminant.
Carbon/Nitrogen Biology Food: The healthy soil biology requires feed just as all organisms. The structural basis of bacteria is 7 carbons and 1 nitrogen, fungus is 30 carbons and one nitrogen. For one bacteria to divide into two, 7 carbons and 1 nitrogen are needed for this multiplication. For one fungus to extend from one to two requires 30 carbons and one nitrogen. So the feed for the healthy soil biology needs to have a carbon/nitrogen C/N ratio in the range of 15-20:1. This requires a compost source with approximately equal amounts of green and brown materials. So quality compost is needed to feed the biology as a key part of the organic feeding.
Recycling Organisms: Since plants are unable to absorb bacteria or fungi as well as compost, the recycling organisms are the 3rd part of the feeding cycle that perform this task. The biology must be digested. The remnants after the digestion are nutrients in a form that can be absorbed through the root zone. The large sized recyclers are the beneficial nematodes, protozoa, and ciliates. But the majority of the recycling to feed the plants is performed by the chitin degrader and cellulose degraders. If the soil has only a few thousand recyclers per gram, the feed made available to plants is limited and thus so is plant growth and vitality. Manure fed worm castings supply 2-3 million cfu/gram chitin degraders and 4-6 million cfu/gram cellulose degraders. WORMGOLD® castings contain 200 million cfu/gm chitin degraders and 400-450 million cfu/gm cellulose degraders.
So the organic feeding system can provide nutrition to the plants for a full growth cycle or six months rather than the two weeks provided by chemical fertilizer. This provides much higher quality plants with superior plant yield.
Examples: Think of the biological growing system in two ways.
The fuel to propel the truck is the biology that is in the tank.
The compost in the bed of the truck feeds the fuel to multiply the fuel to keep the tank full.
The engine is the recycling organisms that converts the fuel into energy to move the truck. The engine is only a “mo-ped” size with a few recyclers so the forward progress is limited.
The recyclers in the WORMGOLD® products have been increased ~1,000% percent providing 1,000 “mo-ped” engines working together to convert the fuel into plant growth.
Three Legged Stool: Biological plant growth requires all three legs to work right just like a three legged stool. If one leg is missing, the system does not work right. The three legs are:
Balanced biology (bacteria and fungi) with a diversity of at least 10,000 to provide the energy.
Carbon/nitrogen food in the form of compost to feed the biology.
Recyclers to digest the biology and feed the plants when needed.