Milton Byrd

Do I Need a Recipe?

Do I Need a Recipe? Microorganisms and other soil fauna work most efficiently when the ratio of carbon-rich to nitrogen-rich materials in your compost pile is approximately 25:1. In practical terms, if you want to have an active compost pile, you should include lots of high-carbon “brown” materials (such as straw, wood chips, or dry …

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Compost Materials

Compost Materials Most organic material are suitable for a compost pile. The compost pile needs a proper ratio of carbon-rich materials, or “browns,” and nitrogen-rich materials, or “greens.” Examples of the the brown materials or carbon are dried leaves, straw, and wood chips. Examples of the the green materials or nitrogen¬† are fresh or green, …

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The Compost Decomposition Process

The Compost Decomposition Process Compost is the end product of a complex feeding pattern involving hundreds of different organisms, including bacteria, fungi, worms, and insects. What remains after these organisms break down organic materials is the rich, earthy substance your garden will love. Composting replicates nature’s natural system of breaking down materials on the forest …

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Composting Made Easy

Composting Made Easy Compost is natural mulch and a soil amendment. Commercial fertilizers were created to replace the use of compost. Unlike commercial fertilizer you don’t have to pay for compost. Compost can be made without spending a cent. Compost improves soil structure and texture, adds aeration and increases the soil’s water-holding capacity. Compost will …

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Composting

Composting Composting is, in broadest terms, is the biological reduction of organic wastes to humus. Whenever a plant or animal dies, its remains are attacked by soil micro organisms and larger soil fauna and are eventually reduced to an earthlike substance that forms a beneficial growing environment for plant roots. This process, repeated continuously in …

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Vermiculture

Welcome to the World of Vermiculture Vermiculture or sometimes referred to as vermicomposting is a clean odorless system or technique where food waste is processed into a rich fertilizer. It’s simple. Red worms are put into a plastic or wood bin with moist shredded newspaper, peat moss, brown leaves or straw. Food scraps like apple …

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