Organic Blueberries, Grown With What?
While other Kentucky growers struggle to farm blueberries organically, our grower, Travis, is using some interesting practices that make his farm one of the healthiest – if not THE healthiest – in Kentucky. The reason is that Travis’s clever family also runs a worm farm for the very purpose of harvesting an abundance of castings, which they use on their blueberry plants.
Castings, or worm manure, are packed with minerals that are essential for plant growth, such as concentrated nitrates, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium. The castings stimulate plant growth and enrich the soil more than any other natural product on the market, making them the most nutrient dense natural fertilizer a farmer can use. As little as one tablespoon of pure worm castings supplies enough nourishment to feed a 6-inch potted plant for over two months.
Thriving on the rich castings, our grower’s plants easily produce big delicious blueberries without the need for chemical sprays. The berries taste better, the plants are strong, and the whole system is marvelously sustainable.
These, my friends, are some excellent berries!