Vermicompost vs. Vermiculite

Vermicompost vs. Vermiculite — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Vermicompost and Vermiculite

Vermicompostverb

To make compost by providing organic waste as a food source to earthworms and then collecting their excrement.

Vermiculitenoun

Any of a group of micaceous hydrated silicate minerals related to the chlorites and used in heat-expanded form as insulation and as a planting medium.

Vermicompostnoun

Compost created in this manner.

Vermiculitenoun

(mineral) A hydrated silicate mineral which expands on heating; it is used in insulation and as a medium for planting.

Vermicompostverb

To employ worms to break down organic waste into soil or humus

Vermicompostnoun

the product of worm composting; worm castings

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