May 1, 2012, I planted 12 kilos of Yellow Maize Seeds (also known as the Yellow Corn variety), in my garden to test the efficiency of the castings of my African Night Crawlers (ANC) which I fed with madre de agua leaves for three months.
During the land preparation, I avoid the “temptation” of herbicides and preferred to have the conventional way of farm weeding. Using farm bolo and other “pre-historic” farming tools carried by 9 strong farm laborers, my 1/4 hectare garden has been cleared out in just one day.
We then plowed the weed-free garden in a depth of 3 inches and simultaneously sprinkled the soil with dried vermi-castings. We have used a total of 200 kilos of pure vermi-castings for our 1/4 hectare area. We then let the fertilized soil to settle for one week. We were lucky enough that rain came 5 days after the land preparation.
Once again, we plowed the garden and have started to sow the yellow corn seeds. In just 3 hours, we have finished planting the 12 kilos Maize seeds.
Below are pictures of my 68 days old yellow corn.
Notice that the yellow maize are producing at least 2 healthy big cobs per plant uniformly. This is the “POWER” of Vermi-Castings!
Leaves may be attacked by worms and insects since I refrain from using agri-chemicals but the corn cobs are still intact and never stop from growing!