What is Organic Compost?

Organic compost is a great way to maintain ecological balance. Getting fertilizers for a garden could be quite expensive indeed. Especially in this age of economic downfall. Some people may have concerns about the types of chemicals present in conventional fertilizers that one may get at a supermarket.

These concerns are not entirely baseless, as recent studies have shown that there are certain chemicals present in the fertilizers that are available in the supermarket, like poisonous forms of ammonia and chemical salts. Hence, green compost is one of the safest options for any person who wants to reduce his gardening costs and also wants to keep his or her garden environmentally friendly.

One of the greatest advantages of using physical compost is that the user would not have to go foraging in the different sections of the supermarket for a big sack of chemical fertilizers that would eventually turn the soil in-fertile.

Organic composts can be found anywhere in a normal household – ranging from normal tree trimmings, dried grass and leaves, twigs, vegetable peels or parts of vegetables that are usually thrown away, and even hair. Stuff like these, which often get thrown into the litter basket, could be of great value to the plants in the garden. This greatly reduces the cost of gardening.

Another big factor in the use of compost is that the plants in the garden would be fed with only organic material that sustains them in a better and a more environmentally friendly way than the conventional chemical fertilizers. Another great advantage of green composts is that the gardener does not have to spend much time, looking after, and taking care of the plant.

One simply needs to throw in the organic waste into the pile, as and when they are available. One way to speed up the process of fertilization of compost is to turn the pile once every fortnight. This would ensure that the pile gets enough air, so as to decompose all the organic compounds in there.

One does not need to worry about the organic waste rotting, as once in the soil, they merely give out a sweet, earthy, and almost musty smell of the earth. Certain insects and bugs are good for the soil as the speed up the fertilization. Of course, one of the main things to keep in mind is not to chuck in any animal fat or grease into the pile.

Though these would not destroy the green compost directly, they would however attract some detrimental critters, which may adversely affect the plants.

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