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Plants 101: Composting

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 4:29 PM

What is Compost?

Compost is a mixture of ingredients used as plant fertilizer and to improve soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. It is commonly prepared by decomposing plant and food waste, recycling organic materials, and manure. The result is a mixture rich in plant nutrients and beneficial organisms like bacteria and fungi. It improves the fertility of soil in any plating situation, such as home gardens, landscaping, urban planting, and the like. Additionally, it a sustainable and natural way to amend soil.

Use the resources below to learn more about its use and how you can make it on your own.

What Can and Cannot be Composted

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