I have been preparing the coconut coir for the worms by adding coffee grounds and egg shells. Coconut coir is the outside of coconuts that is ground up. Worms like to eat it. I extracted my worms one by one and relocated them to the new bed. I will be using the "poo" to mix with my starter pot mix to apply to the top of my cups of tomatoes. It is two weeks since I planted the seeds and they now need fertilizer. Plus, I read that using worm fertilizer on seedlings, helps the plants to be more disease resistant. Last year I had such a bad time with store bought plants I ended up with next to nothing. THAT is why I chose to start my own plants this year.
I am hoping to have enough worms this year to be able to fertilize everything with them alone. Last year I made compost tea and it worked OK but not the way worm tea does. I want to save it for my tomatoes and if there is some left over then I will use it on the other veggies. Or I will get more worms. That would be ideal! I was told that using the worm tea on tomatoes, a Lady got 400 pounds per plant. I am not sure I believe that, but I could maybe 100 pounds per plant...maybe. I have 22 beefsteaks, 12 Polish Romas, and 7 cherry tomatoes, that adds up to a LOT of tomatoes! Come on worms!!!