Aaaaaa hahaha.. honest to God, that’s the first thing that went through my mind when I first saw the word. I’m SO not kidding. But it’s meaning is this…
the use of specially bred earthworms, esp. to aerate soil and convert organic matter into compost; also called vermicuture
vermi = worm
Sound sort of icky, but have you EVER smelled BAD compost? Ewwwwww. Now, have you ever smelled the forest floor? Good clean soil? Actually the soil is down below. In a good forest, the first four inches or so is humous (A brown or black organic substance consisting of partially or wholly decayed vegetable or animal matter that provides nutrients for plants and increases the ability of soil to retain water.)
I was going somewhere with this… Remember back in the end of the summer when I told you about Eugene bringing me ALL those bags of cut grass? Well, they’re not quite ready yet. But I ordered fifty pounds of earthworms to finish the job. They’ll dig right in and have a feast and I’ll continue to feed them all summer with a new top dressing of green grass… some of their favorite food. Best way to compost I know.