Are all vermicomposts equal?
If you are yearning for larger plants with bigger blooms as well as substantial yields with an overall healthier appearence then using vermicompost is the direction you want to move in. The big question is do they all have they same qualities? The short answer is no. There are MANY different factors that can play a role in assisting to create a top notch vermicompost. Certain qualities such as the type of feedstock, quantity of worms used in the processing of that feedstock and how often they are fed and how the vermicompost is stored all effect the end result and quality. You want to have a nice crumbly substance with as little unprocessed material as possible. The good news is even using a low quality vermicompost is far better than using none at all due to the natural microbial communities that dwell in it. Your soil will wrap itself around those microbial neighborhoods like a warm blank and the roots of the plant will embrace them and love you for it. When it comes to fertilizing you home gardens and landscaping projects this stuff is as organic as it gets!
Redworms eat both their soil and bedding and leave behind a superb soil additive that is difficult to beat! When discerning the type of product you have it is good to know what too look for. Bentley Christie who is the creator of the site redwormcomposting has done some excellent research in the realm of vermiculture and has found some excellent evidence that indeed vermicompost is definitely NOT created equal. Bentley does an outstanding job in explaining differing vermicomposts in this short clip.