Some of us may be hesitant in making and using compost. They found the task of making their own compost or organic fertilizer aka black gold troublesome or time consuming or they might have false perceptions of smelly compost piles and having such a messy process right in their backyards
While others would prefer buying their own organic fertilizers, soil amendments or conditioners, and mulch from garden stores, to save you from all the stress which is absolutely a smart preference in which case I would really reccommend getting from a reputable organic farm store like @prudentorganicfarms.
Here are my top personal reasons for composting. I only hope that you move your butt out of that chair and begin your own compost pile before reading this to the end!
The first reason I find composting highly worthwhile is the fact that the materials used are absolutely free so called ‘waste’ and are readily available. Compare that with the ever rising costs of commercial fertilizers and other gardening products in the market today. All you need is a little extra effort to find the best materials for your compost pile, but otherwise, everything’s for free.
The second one is that compost provides more nutrients and minerals needed by my plants than commercial synthetic fertilizers. The overall effect of compost is also longer than commercially available fertilizers. It’s free and it works better, who wouldn’t want that? Plus, if you organize your ingredients just right, you can provide a whole lot more range of nutrients.
Another good reason would be the benefits of compost to the soil structure. When applied to the soil, compost can help the soil be more resistant to erosion, improve its retention of water, and in some types of soil (like clay) it can reduce the chance the soil becomes compact.
This is also important for farmers since compost can make the soil easier to till conserving time and fuel needed to operate the machines. With the right composting technique, the process can kill those troublesome weeds as well as pests and disease-causing organisms present in the materials being composted. There have been studies which indicate that using compost can suppress the growth of diseases in crops. Other studies also show that crops grown over compost rich soils can resist better pest or insect attacks.
I hope this inspires you to start your own composting journey today, hit bit.ly/ufarmycourses to get started immediately. I will be glad to help you!