6th October 2019

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What not to put in your compost pile?

  • Dog and Cat Poop. Horse, cow, chicken and rabbit droppings are great additions to your compost pile.
  • Tea and Coffee Bags.
  • Citrus Peels and Onions.
  • Fish and Meat Scraps.
  • Glossy or Coated Paper.
  • Sticky Labels on Fruits and Vegetables.
  • Coal Fire Ash.
  • Sawdust From Treated Wood.

Also question is, what does compost do to soil pH?

Acidic Soil and Compost. Since compost can be either slightly alkaline or slightly acidic, it is just as likely to reduce acidity as increase it. Adding a soil amendment that has a pH of around 7 will not affect the soil pH.

Can you plant directly into compost?

Growing plants in pure compost can cause problems with water retention and stability as well. When mixed with topsoil, compost works wonders with water, as it allows good drainage through heavy soil while it retains water in sandy soil. So while it may be tempting, planting in pure compost is not a good idea.

Is compost a fertilizer or soil amendment?

Use of compost as a soil amendment. Compost is used as an organic amendment to improve physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils. However, nutrient release from compost is slow and the nutrient content is often too low to supply all the nutrients necessary for plant growth.
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