WORM CASTINGS VS WORM "WEE"
Dear Pauly, I am most confused about the words leachate, worm tea, and the tea one mixes from the castings.
What exactly is the LIQUID part in the bottom tray, the stuff we tap off into a bucket? Is that what is called worm 'wee'? what do you use it for?
it worries me since I read this:-
If I may quote "from the tap ... dilute it 10:1 with water ... you should not use leachate on your vegetables as it may contain pathogens." (??!!)
If one takes the castings (vermicast) which I believe to be the clay-like brown solid matter? and we mix it with water, adding molasses or maple syrup or juice to feed the microbes, is this not worm tea?
if I may quote: "use your worm tea as a soil drench .... & spray it on the leaves. It doesn't matter how much you use, your veggies will love it - in fact the more microbes you get into the root zone, the better." (??!!)
Thank you for your help.