Saturday, January 29, 2011

Survival for Your Garden - Spreading Compost

The importance of compost for your garden should not be ignored if you want to get the maximum benefit from your garden. Working a one to two inch layer of compost into your garden soil each year will improve the quality of your soil and provide your plants and vegetables with better nutrients. This will give you more produce from your garden. The soil in your garden will also benefit from the addition of compost for many years.

Gardens need to be composted because most soil simply does not provide the nutrients required for the best growing conditions. Plants and vegetables absorb soil nutrients quickly and even good soil can be depleted of its nutrients. To get the maximum yield possible from your garden will require regular composting on your part.
Make no mistake about it. Gardening is hard work but can be very rewarding if you put a little time, effort and compost into it.
Got compost?


Mike said...

Great article. Composting is the right thing to do for so many reasons.

I also spread a thin layer over the grass twice a year. The grass says thank you by growing thicker and stronger, and it's ability to fight off pests and diseases is greatly improved.

It did take me a few seasons to figure out the right way to compost so that the finished product does not scare away the neighbors. Now days, the compost comes out smelling like fresh soil.


riverwalker said...

To: Mike

Besides using a lot of compost, we also move the garden to different areas of the yard each year to help the soil recover afterwards.



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