Use of Organic Compost in Preparing Your Garden Soil
A good vegetable garden needs fertile and loam soil. This will enable the vegetable to grow healthy. A perfect garden soil is seldom available outdoors and the best way to naturally re-create the growing environment is to use organic compost. Even the perfect garden soil needs compost to consistently replenish the nutrients of the soil.
Organic compost loosens the soil. It also aerates the soil that the plant needs in order to grow healthy. The organic materials in the compost will also enable the soil to absorb the water and nutrients better. Roots need moist earth. The organic materials attract micro-organisms, worms and beneficial fungi to will improve the development of the plants.
Before introducing the organic materials into the garden, it must be decomposed. When dry, these organic materials does not stench. They are normally colored brown and have an earthly smell. It is practical that backyard made compost shall be added to the garden soil at least 1 week before you start planting the vegetables.
The best organic compost that can be mixed with the garden soil is animal manure. Ensure that they are completely dried and loose. Dried chicken manure is among the popular compost used as well as those from cattle. Organic kitchen wastes can also be used as composts. It is better if they were broken down, dried and kept in a proper compost bin for sometime before they are introduced to the soil. Old Saw dusts too are good compost but they rob nitrogen from the soil as they decompose. Grounded charcoals from the fire places are also good compost material. They add nutrients to the soil and protect the plants from insects.
The compost must be mixed well in the soil. A good shovel and a garden fork can be used to distribute evenly the organic materials in to the soil
Organic compost will keep the garden soil rich with nutrients. Vegetables love to grow on soils enriched with organic composts.