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Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting requires making a heap of wet organic matter known as green waste (leaves, food waste) and waiting for the materials to  ...

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Composting is the natural breakdown of organic matter to produce a crumbly nutrient-rich soil. The resulting compost can be added to other soil types as a fertilizer, forming an excellent growing medium for plants. By managing this natural process in your own garden, you can dispose of waste, and produce an agent that ...

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Making A Compost Pile By Layering Your Ingredients. This is an important step in making compost. Once you have your ingredients, you want to form them into a pile using alternating layers. For example, in the diagram below, we have repeating layers of 3" of straw, 2" of fresh grass clippings, and 1" of topsoil mixed with ...

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diagram: 'Compost Success' // How Build Compost Pile, How to Build a Compost Bin: Info on How to Make Compost.

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Composting is the gardener's way to use nature's decay of organic ingredients. It isn't hard to do and a pile of compost will yield a rich, dark substance that improves garden soil and nurtures ...

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Building Your Compost Pile. What are we really doing? Put a pile of leaves, a cardboard box and a watermelon in your back yard, exposed to the elements, and they will eventually decompose. How long each takes to break down depends on a number of factors: What are the materials made of; How much surface area is ...

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diagram showing layers of a compost pile. Figure 4. You can apply about a one- inch layer of soil or completed compost on top of the fertilizer layer. One purpose of adding soil is to ensure that the pile is inoculated with decomposing microbes. The use of soil in a compost pile should be considered optional. In most cases ...

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A teaspoon of productive soil generally contains between 100 million and 1 billion bacteria. That is as much mass as two cows per acre.

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Dec 15, 2017 ... Through the magic of composting, you can turn organic matter, like food waste or leaves, into fertilizer that you can use around your yard or in your garden. Pit composting, also sometimes called trench composting, is less unsightly than a compost pile and less work than building a homemade compost bin.