Composting is a practice that is both eco-friendly and extremely beneficial for your garden. You know that Rooster’s Organic Compost works wonders for your crops, but you might be wondering what compost is and why it makes your home-grown fruits and vegetables taste so good. There are many different types of compost and composting techniques, but we would like to give you a glimpse into the process.
It Starts With Organic Material
At its most basic, compost can simply be described as organic material that has decayed. As organic material decays, it retains vital nutrients that are vital in strengthening soil. This process happens naturally, but when cultivated intentionally, compost can provide even more nutrients to the soil.
There Are Different Ways to Create Compost
Any organic material can be composted: fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds, manure, etc.). In order to turn these materials into usable, nutrient-rich compost, you can choose the method that works best for you: aerobic, anaerobic, or vermicompost.
Aerobic composting involves keeping the organic material aerated using a tumble composter to mix up the material. Because the material stays exposed to the air, it breaks down quickly. When using this method, it is important to keep the compost mixture moist. Here at Rooster’s, we use the aerobic method to create high-quality chicken manure compost.
Using the anaerobic method of composting is low-maintenance, but very slow. Since air is not introduced into the compost mixture, it takes longer for materials to break down. In this method, organic material is put into a sealed container and left alone for a long period of time. Anaerobic composting is likely to create an unpleasant odor.
Vermicomposting employs the use of worms to help break down organic material. Once set up, this method of composting requires little work as the worms are the ones getting the job done.
Preparing the Compost
Once the compost mixture has decayed, we at Rooster’s work to cure the mixture, screen it, and package it for your use. We put the finishing touches on our compost to make sure that you are receiving high-quality, nutrient-rich compost that will improve your harvest.