4th December 2019

bonnieplants
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What is compost and how is it made?

In a nutshell, compost is decomposed organic matter. Composting is a natural process of recycling organic material such as leaves and vegetable scraps into a rich soil amendment that gardeners fondly nickname Black Gold.

Correspondingly, is compost considered soil?

Compost is the recycling of plant and kitchen waste as a fertilizer and soil amendment. It is dark and crumbly and, when done correctly, smells like good soil. Compost improves soil and plants by returning organic matter to the soil in a usable form. Compost helps break up heavy clay soils, improving its drainage.

What does compost contain?

Compost also adds nutrients to your soil. Compost contains a variety of the basic nutrients that plants require for healthy growth. In addition to the main three; nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, of special importance are the micronutrients found in compost such as manganese, copper, iron, and zinc.
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