Decomposition that occurs using microorganisms that do not require oxygen to survive. In an anaerobic system the majority of the chemical energy contained within the starting material is released as methane.
A method of combining all your organic waste together at once and letting everything sit without adding more materials (other than water).
Blanket or sheet composting layers leaves and other compostables on top of the soul, suppressing the existing plant growth and, after decomposition, offering a new, freshley amended bed
The compost's energy source, it’s what gives the composting microbes life. Materials rich in carbon are: brown leaves, straw, wood chips and sawdust, bark, mixed paper (non-glossy), newspaper, corrugated cardboard and pine needles to name a few.
Materials you add to your compost pile other than food scraps and yard trimmings to speed up decomposition
Carbon materials. Think paper products, the stuff that’s going to absorb all your food waste and stop it from smelling. Don’t skimp on it
Nitrogen or protein inputs. The kitchen scraps that have been guilting you from the trash for years. They have a new home in your compost.
The process by which dead organic substances are broken down into simpler organic or inorganic matter; the state or process of rotting; decay.
A concentrated organic liquid fertilizer that is made from steeping biologically active compost in aerated water
A composting method in which microbial activity within the compost pile is optimized, resulting in finished compost in a much shorter period of time.
A way of composting by burying food scraps directly in the garden. This method of composting is effective for materials that attract rodents such as meat, dairy, breads and cooked foods. It is also a safe way to compost pet waste.
Matter that has come from a recently living organism. It is capable of decay or is the product of decay; or is composed of organic compounds.