One of the main differences of organic gardening to the normal gardening is the use of organic gardening compost. Most typical gardeners use the commercial fertilizers to make the soil where they will be planting their plants much healthier. In organic gardening, however, this is not encouraged. Instead of using the commercialized fertilizers, organic gardening encourages the use of compost.
Compost is an organic plant matter which is composed of any decaying plant or animal. It has very rich nutrient content which makes it very suitable as fertilizer substitutes for your plants. The process of composting is simply letting your compost undergo the process of natural decomposition.
How to Make Organic Gardening Compost
Composting normally take years depending on what organic matter you are trying to decompose.Organic gardening compost which is made up of mostly plants will probably decompose much faster compared to those with animal pile on it. Composting is very easy since you wont be doing anything except to gather organic materials that are capable of becoming compost and wait for it to decompose
However, if you do not have forever to wait for the organic materials to turn into compost there are several ways to speed things up. This is especially advisable to the type of composing that might take years before they can truly be used. You can use worms to help decompose the organic material; there is also the option of using heat. Stirring the pile every now and then would also help speed up the process and it will also greatly help if you keep our pile loose so that air will be able to pass through freely.
Organic Gardening Compost Dos and Donts
To sum it up here are the practical dos and donts in making organic gardening compost. As earlier mentioned, you should allow your compost to breathe. This will help speed up the composting process. Always remember to keep your pile moist and to tear large chunks into smaller pieces.
On the donts list number one should be not to put too much grass on your compost. This will cause slower decaying and they also have a bad smell as they decay. Do not also put animal meat leftovers from your cooking, although they are rich in nutrients they also attract the attention of pests you will not want to have near you.