Organic Fertilizer. I'm Greg Martin with today's Line On Agriculture.
Organic Producers and home gardeners alike are always on the lookout for safe ways to get bigger and better produce. A new product just on the market shows some incredible promise in providing quality returns with zero impact on the land. Joe Caro with Rainbow Farms says their new fertilizer is a 100% natural product from the castings of meal worms.
CARO: In doing my research I found that even in the other quote, unquote organic fertilizers or worm fertilizers that are derived from worm castings, general earthworms are fed just about every through away thing you can imagine and some things I won't even mention are put in the pile.
Caro got into the business after meeting a friend who raised meal worms and was having to deal with growing amount of castings or waste from the worms. Farmers had been hauling the stuff away and getting good results. The meal worms are fed a diet that even you and I could eat including wheat bran, carrots and a special cactus pulp.
CARO: The product doesn't change nor does the healthy composition of it because they're continually fed the same amount of food and the highest quality of food in order to produce the highest quality of fertilizer.
Unlike most fertilizers, the natural meal worm castings are safe for use around pets and kids and have no odor. Caro says the product is really easy and versatile to use.
CARO: The applications are simple. You open up the tub you take a teaspoon out and you spread it around spread it around it around your flowers and then you mix it into the soil. You can even make a tea out of it. We find that soaking one part of Rainbow Farms Fertilizer into 5 parts of non-chlorinated water and stirring it up a bit and leaving it over night you can just pour it directly onto your plants and or vegetables and it'll just grow them like you won't believe.
Caro is just getting the business and the new website up and running and at present can ship out 1 pound tubs of product.
CARO: I think for other inquiries that anyone may have they can go to there is a link there for any questions and I would certainly try to answer all I can. I am putting pages on the site now that has the full chemical composition.
Visit their website at www.rainbowfarmsfertilizer.com
That's today's Line On Agriculture. I'm Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.