Compost Charlie

let's compost together

The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and the destination of all.

Wendell Berny

What is compost?

Do you know what compost is? Why it’s important to compost?

Composting is the nature’s own way of recycling. It’s the controlled decomposition of organic material (leaves, twigs, grass, vegetable food waste...). Composting, first, helps to keep the high volume of organic material out of landfills (it will help to reduce pollution) and turns it into a useful product. And, second, making compost from garden and household waste is one of the best things you can do. It’s easy and costs very little time or effort. Your garden will be fertilized by a natural way, and your plants will grow healthier and look happier for it.

What can you compost?

What can you not compost?

Basically, it’s possible to compost all the organic materials, but some of the organic material such as the meat or the fish will give some bad odours during the degradation and will attract some undesirable animals like the rats, the dogs or the cats.

It’s better to avoid the following materials in the compost:

  • The oily organic materials will take a long time to be deteriorated.
  • Dog faeces and disposal nappies can contain some prejudicial bacteria.
  • Rhubarb leaves and walnut leaves and nuts contain a toxic substance for insects or other plants.
  • The chestnut, the oak, the plane tree and the laurel leaves are difficult to compost.

But the nettles are very good for the compost and they are a good starter at the beginning.

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