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Compost

  • Compost builds disease resistance in all kinds of plants!
  • Compost rewards you with bigger yields and better quality vegetables and beautiful flowers!
  • As a mulch, compost virtually "smothers" annoying weeds, retains moisture in your growing plants, and stabilizes soil temperature to ensure steady, healthy growth.
  • Builds humus--living, actively decaying organic matter in your soil--that improves soil structure, texture, fertility, drainage and aeration.
  • Makes hard clay soil more airy, so it drains better and moderates the soil temperature.
  • The organic matter provided in compost provides food for microorganisms, which keeps the soil in a healthy, balanced condition.
  • Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus will be produced naturally by the feeding of microorganisms, so few if any soil amendments will need to be added.

 

Compost Bins

  • A compost bin is a container used to make compost.
  • Some of the advantages of using a compost bin as opposed to creating loose piles include the ease of turning the pile to allow for aeration and bacterial activity, keeping rodents and other pests out of your compost pile, and a containment of foul odors that can result from composting.

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