Insect frass is a very interesting product. Frass is to insects what castings are to worms- it is the waste product left over from the consumption of vegetable matter by insect populations. The term ‘frass’ has German roots, and means ‘devouring like a beast’, which points to the ravenous devouring of vast amounts of plant material, resulting in a type of well rounded compost produced by herbivore digesting insects.
In searching for the best frass source we could find, we settled on a product that is the result of a black soldier fly operation, the larvae of which are one of natures best recyclers. These larvae are fed traceable, pre consumer waste food from farms and processors. Over 30% of the world’s food is wasted before it reaches the end consumer, and this is processed by the larvae into a sustainable, 100% organic product that provides diverse amino acids and beneficial microbial populations.
It is harvested and then run through a hammer mill, producing a very fine textured product that readily breaks down into a bio available form for the plants uptake. This also allows it to be water soluble, which benefits fertigation and hydroponic practices. When mixing soil, use 1 cup per cubic foot of soil. It can be used as an amendment by sprinkling a bit over the top of the soil every few weeks while the growth is building. It can also be used as a tea: add ½ cup of frass to a gallon of dechlorinated water and use this to drench the roots of your plants within two hours of mixing. Storage: This product should be stored in a cool, Dry place out of direct sunlight.
- For soil mixes, use approx 15-2- ml per liter of mix. Use at a rate of 1/2 pound to 10 sq ft of garden surface.
- Frequency: May be repeated after 8 weeks to a maximum of 3 times per season.
- Equivalency Measurement- 1 lb is approximately 4 cups
This product is approved for organic use.