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Worming your way to better soil health

March 24, 2016 2 min read

Worms... earth worms, to be more specific!

Aka the worms that assist with soil health and provide us with cheap, natural improvements to regular soil for growing food, life giving trees and flowers.            

These hard working little critters boost soil health and increase farm productivity, they aerate soil as they burrow, deposit mounds of fertile castings and in many ways can be a litmus test for soil fertility.
Healthy soil has worms!        
An interesting fact, and something that baffles scientists, is that the castings that come out of the worm contains 5 times the nitrogen (N), 7 times the phosphorus (P) and 11 times the Potash (K) of the soil environment in which the worms live. 

In addition the worms alimentary canals detoxify the materials they ingest, offering a truly clean, pathogen-free casting.

Earth worms castings are the magic elixir coveted by good gardeners and farmers all over the world.   
We can do our bit by having a worm farm in our back garden (if we can). 
Why keep worms?     

  • Food waste and scraps won't go to landfill where it produces methane gas. You can even use dog waste!
  • Worms produce a brilliant natural soil improver for your garden.   
  • The castings and 'juice' increase your soil's water holding capacity, something our dry climate desperately needs.                 
  • A little bit goes a long way and never burns your plants.                 
  • Worms are easy to look after- they are nice and quiet & well behaved!
  • They're easy to house and don't require much room. An apartment balcony can host these crawly critters
  • Kids love worm farms, and there are many lessons to be gleaned from taking care of one.
  • Gardens will thrive and the environment will thank you for it. 

The worm farm needn't be an expensive shop bought one either. You can use 2 recycled styrofoam veggie boxes, one with a lid and some some bedding such as newspapers. 

If you can't make/buy a worm farm then the least we can do is to make sure our soil is the healthiest it can be, so no tipping toxic products or waste on it. Dispose of any waste that is not organic thoughtfully.                   

In our current climate crisis, everyone has a responsibility to dispose of waste conscientiously.     
The products we use in our households make a difference to our environment, so thoughtful selection of cleaning and personal care items means that toxic bi-products and black water is not released onto and into our soil. enviroCare Earth products are biodegrable and grey water safe.  
The more conscientious we are in our homes the healthier our environment is and earth worms will continue to do their important work tilling our soils.                   


Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth