Compost: noun: decayed organic material used as a fertilizer for growing plants
According to the website, ‘Compost Week UK’, this week ‘celebrates the benefits of
composting and encourages the UK to be rotters’ (and we all love a rotter don’t we?)
Do you compost? A quick vote in the office this morning showed that whilst we all have
good intentions, most don’t.
But why should we?
Using up our food scraps to turn into compost keeps useful waste out of the rubbish piles that
are fast growing into mountains.
Compost returns valuable nutrients to the soil to help maintain soil quality and fertility.
Compost is a mild, slow release, natural fertilizer that won’t burn plants like chemical
It also improves texture and air circulation for heavier soils and helps to increase the water
retention of sandy soils.
All great for Gardeners and Gardens
So what is compost?
Compost is nutrient-rich material that according to gardeners transforms your soil and
make plants magnificent. It is created from decomposed organic matter (you know, all
your veggie scraps and household waste) with help from microbes, fungus, worms, etc.
Compost is wonderful stuff, it uses up our household scraps and with time, and small
little wriggly things, it turns into a rich source of nutrient it helps gardens grow.
So, instead of just chucking away your food waste, think about having a compost bin on
the side, you can’t compost all food waste (some foods are not suitable, meat and bones,
rice and oil are just some), but you can compost most. You can also compost some
paper/cardboard so have a look and see if you can help save the planet a little.