Compost

There are SO many reason why compost is beneficial to your garden, so we will just touch on a few to get you thinking! Most importantly – compost will improve the quality of almost any soil by enhancing the structure and texture of the soil, enabling it to better retain nutrients, moisture and air for the betterment of plants.

Soil Structures

Soil structure refers to how inorganic particles (sand, silt, clay) combine with decayed organic particles (compost). Soil with good structure has a crumbly texture, drains well, retains some moisture and air.

You don’t need to be a gardening expert to know if you have healthy soil, but those are key attributes to look for – often our plants or veggie gardens will tell us the condition of the soil.

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Give the Nutrients a Garden Wants

Using compost reduces the need for chemical fertilizers! Who doesn’t love that! Compost combined with mulch will break down and create the wonderful organic matter a garden with poor fertility needs.

Compost will release nutrients slowly so they don’t leach away as some synthetic fertilizers do. So if your plants seem “sad” and your veggies won’t grow big and strong, try adding compost to the mix, it could be as simple as that!