- Studies suggest vermicompost does not kill pathogens in the soil, but rather keeps the pathogens from becoming virulent and attacking your plants.
- Vermicompost, in comparison to conventional compost, normally possesses higher levels of plant-available nutrients, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus.
- You will probably be surprised at how dense vermicompost is, thanks to its impressive water retention capabilities. In areas with depleted – or depleting – water sources and/or soil heavy in sand or clay, adding vermicompost or worm castings to the soil will help keep the water in the soil and conserve that precious resource.
- Similar to its effect on pathogens, vermicompost does not kill or repel pests, but can help stave off attack.