Composting is a great way to recycle food waste and garden to create fertile soil for a healthier garden. This week (March 15th– 21st) is Compost Week here in the UK. In celebration of this, we would like to fill each day of your week with composting facts, information and advice. You can also follow us on social media and ask any composting questions you like.
For the first day of National Compost Week, we’re starting with addressing some basic questions – the first of which, is what exactly is composting?
What is Composting?
Composting is the process of creating usable compost from decomposing organic materials such as food waste and garden waste. This can be done on a small scale at home or on a large scale as we do at our 4 nationwide composting sites. Compost is rich in important nutrients and micro-organisms. These are extremely beneficial to the soil in your garden and will help your plants, trees, vegetable and flowers to grow. Healthier soil grows healthier plants.
We will be answering a new question about composting every day to explain what can be composted, why we should recycle our food & garden waste to make compost and how you can create your own compost at home. You can also click here to read our blog post about why soil health is so important, it may even be our biggest weapon in the fight against climate change.