Compost is one of nature’s best mulches and soil amendments. Composting is a microbial process that converts plant materials into a garden amendment. Gardeners have used compost for centuries to increase the soils organic properties, and supply some of the essential nutrients for plant growth. Using compost provides microorganisms, which keep the soil healthy, provide nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus to help feed the plants.
They can be made from a variety of materials and as simple or complex as desired. Here are a few suggestions for containing compost.
||A barrel or drum generates compost in a short time and provides an easy way for turning.
||Bin structures are practical for larger quantities of organic waste. A bin can be made of small spaced woven wire fencing.
||Three-Chambered Bin is very efficient and durable. It holds a large amount of material and allows for good air circulation. This bin works on an assembly line idea, having 3 batches of compost at varying stages.
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