What is compost exactly? Uses and purpose

Pile of compost with sign and wheelbarrow

What is compost? Fashion blip or true eco-friendly solution for your plants and garden?

Compost is without a doubt the answer to the trending quest for organic produce and for environment-conscious solutions in general. It also stands as a tried and true alternative to chemical fertilizers and products.

But what is compost truly for?

Compost is an all-in-one organic fertilizer

Thanks to the breaking down of our own organic waste, we are now able to produce organic fertilizer that is on par with the best alternatives to feed and heal our plants.

Waste segregation, a habit many of us have learned

Now mainstream and mandatory in most cities, waste segregation helped us to sort out our trash based on where they came from and where they will go next.

It thus became very simple to segregate plant and animal waste to produce our very own compost.

Producing your own compost has other advantages

Making your compost is an eco-friendly practice that makes the lives of our plants better and reduces domestic waste.

But it is also a substantial source of savings because compost very easily and effectively replaces fertilizers, some of which are downright expensive when purchased on the market.

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Tiffany Woods / Compost pile by Oregon State University under © CC BY-SA 2.0