Compost

did you know?

Yard trimmings and food residuals together make up
26% of the US municipal solid waste stream

One of the most common ways to make use of finished compost (sometimes called humus) is to spread it over your garden annually and work it 6 to 8 inches into the soil. Another common use is for transplants. When you dig a hole for your transplant, mix a trowel of compost into the backfill. The compost will loosen the soil to make room for the transplant's young roots and provide it with beneficial micronutrients.

Compost Tea

Compost tea is easy to make and provides a great overall health booster to plants. Compost tea can be sprayed or poured directly on plants. Follow this simple recipe:

  • Fill a bucket one quarter to halfway full with water
  • Add finished worm compost (castings) to a nylon stocking and tie off
  • Hang the filled stocking over the side of the bucket into the water
  • Allow to steep in the water for a few days