What is a Compost?
Compost is a common name for the decomposition of organic matter. The decomposition is performed primarily by microbes, although larger creatures such as ants, nematodes, and oligochaete worms also help decompose organic matter.
Compost is used in gardening and agriculture as a soil amendment. Compost is also used for erosion control, land/stream reclamation, wetland construction, and as landfill cover.
What is Composting?
Composting is the controlled decomposition of organic matter. Composting speeds up the time it takes to decompose organic matter. To perform at an optimal speed, a compost mix needs the most active microbes as well as the correct mix of the following ingredients:
Benefits of Composting
If done correctly, composting will provide a free supply of the best possible soil improvement material for your garden and an alternative to all the expensive artificial fertilizers and peat.
Compost is a great seed starting medium.
What can you Compost?
You can compost the following items:
Do not compost the following items
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