Another important element in plant growth is soil. What’s the ideal soil? Soils with more organic matter remain loose and light, retain more water and nutrients and promote the growth of soil microorganisms, thereby improving plant health and root development.
Now, have you heard about compost? What’s the difference between soil and compost? Basically, the soil is dirt; whereas, compost is a mix of decaying nutrient-rich soil with a medium density that is naturally made using oxygen, bacteria, water, and organic materials. Compost combines green matter, such as food products and lawn clippings, with the brown matter, such as twigs and dry leaves. The materials break down into rich soil, but it’s low in nutrients.
There are many benefits of compost, amongst others, compost k
eeps the natural health of the soil at a high level, helps for the proper growth of beneficial microbes, and provides the soil with sufficient nutritional elements. Compost also helps the soil retain moisture.
Let’s talk about some of these familiar terms:
Vermicompost is a type of Organic Fertilizer. It’s derived by composting organic waste by using various species of earthworms. It is a mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and most importantly worm castings.