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What is Vermiponics

Since, many decades Vermicomposting has been used for managing organic waste. The biggest advantage of using vermi-compost is that you are able to take full advantage of benificial microbial activity in soil and nutrition that come out of earth worm gut. In this article , we will learn how vermicompost can be used in systems of soilless gardening such as Hydroponics.

Earthworms have great ability to increase bio-avalibility of plant nutrient. It ingest ingest plant growth-promoting rhizospheric bacteria such as Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, Bacillus, Azosprillium, Azotobacter, etc. along with rhizospheric soil.This activity automatically increase the population of these benifical bacteria in the soil which leads to abdunace of growth promoting bacteria and enzymes. Pseudomonas bacteria helps plants to become more strong and promote growth. The Bacillus ,Azotobacter and Rhizobium bacteria fixes nitrogen from the environment for plants and promotes growth in plant.Azosprillium induces better level of tolerance in plants for abiotic stress such as cold, drought, salt, and heavy metals. This means all these microogranisms can also help in Solid Waste Management.
Vermiponics Exaplaination

In soil , the Earthworms increase part of soil called "Drilosphere". Drilosphere is that part of soil of your garden that has passed through the gut of earthworm. It is rich in the secretions and castings of earthworms . Hence, the soil is mineral rich along with easily absorbable bio-material for plants growth.

If we pick this "Drilosphere" soil and decomposed organic material made by earthworms and make a biofertilizer by adding some carbs and sugars in it. We will have a powerful "liquid or solution" that can work as nutrition solution in the circulatory systems such as hydroponics for growing veggies. This would also help us in avoiding use of "chemicals" in hydroponics. (Purchasing chemical nutrient and doing disinfect of the hydoponics system never intrigue me) Hence,the name Vermiponics.

Frequently Asked Questions (Vermiponics)

How can we use Vermi-Compost in Hydroponics

Make a nutrional solution of Vermi-Compost and earth and use it. Some people refer it as Vermi Compost Tea.

How to make nutrional solution of Vermi-Compost and earth

Just three simple steps
1) Collect vermi-compost (Worm Castings) and Drilosphere soil and add them to water.
2) Add a small amount of jaggery
3) All this solution (Vermi-Compost Tea) to rest for 24 hours and it is ready as substitute of chemical in hydroponics system.

Name the Veggies that can be grown using Vermi-Compost Tea ?

Leafy veggies grow quite well in Vermiponics

What materials are required fro building the Vermipoinics System.?

1) A submersible pump with proper tubing
2) Grow Bed (made using any of soilless medium such as cocopeat, clay balls , gravel etc)
3) Worm Composting Unit
4) Plumbing to run a water circulatory system

Vermiponics System
Happy Vermicompost Tea making , Remember it can be used for regular soil based gardening as well


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