Once you’ve created your compost pile, mix
the materials together using a shovel, hoe or other
similar gardening tool. On the top of the compost
pile create a small catch basin to allow rainwater
Water combined with heat will accelerate the decomposition
In most climates it usually takes a minimum of 90
to 120 days for the breakdown of natural materials
We recommend you mix the compost again after 90 days.
Turn the outside, exposed parts of the heap towards
the middle of the pile. This will expose the compost
to oxygen which essential to break it down. Doing
this will also accelerate the decomposition process.
In time, you’ll see your little mountain of
compost begin to breakdown and shrink in size.
We recommend you start the composting process in mid
spring or late fall and then start using the new compost
within 4 to 6 months.
After just 4 to 6 months you’ll have a huge
supply of dark, earth scented, nutrient rich compost
you can use in your garden or on the farm.
The compost can be mixed with sand to be used as
a base soil or you can use it as topsoil. Simply apply
the compost 1 to 3 inches thick in your garden or
With some water from your garden hose or a little
rainfall, expect the compost to compress at least
33%. This is normal and over a period of time, Mother
Nature will break the compost down as it works its
way into the soil.
Expect your plants to respond to your gardening efforts.
With nutrient rich elements added to the soil, your
plants may very well respond with increased growth,
vigor and resistance to disease.
In time, soils rich in nutrients derived from compost
will usually yield increased quantities of fruits
Here’s a list of benefits you’ll receive
when mixing compost into your soil:
• Mixing compost into other soils allows for
better root penetration and improved plant growth.
• Mixing compost into sandy soil serves to
improve the soil’s ability to retain nutrients
and support percolation of water in virtually any
• Mixing compost into soil allows plants to
receive more oxygen, thus creating a nutrient rich
environment for the roots, earthworms and underground
microorganisms to thrive in.
• Mixing compost into soil adds organic matter,
also known as humus, which improves the way water
interacts with the soil and how plant’s extract
nutrients for growth.
• Mixing compost into any soil will reduce
erosion by improving soil structure and drainage.
• Mixing compost into soil recycles garden
wastes to benefit both plants and the environment
in which they’re grown.
• Mixing compost into soil will prevent you
from spending additional money on manure, synthetic
fertilizers and optimize pH balance of the soil.
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