Compost VS Fertilizer – What is the Difference?

compost vs fertilizer

Gardeners use compost and fertilizer to achieve the same end – to keep plants growing as vigorously as possible. However, this can obviously create doubts and lead gardening beginners to think that compost is fertilizer, and vice versa. So, what is the actual difference between them? Which one should you pick to grow your plants? …

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Which Compost is Best for Indoor Plants?

houseplants

Indoor plants grow in pots and containers and are almost entirely dependent on compost for their nutrition. Even the best potting soil becomes depleted of nutrients as plants grow, so you need to re-introduce nutrients using compost so that the plant can continue to grow and protect itself against pests and diseases. So, which compost …

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3 Reasons Why Compost Tumblers Are Great for Winter

compost tumbler

We know that composting is a great way to prevent waste and spare the environment some harm, but composting in winter is slightly more complicated because of how long it takes to decompose matter. Because of the low temperatures, the pile cools down and stalls microbe activity, delaying the time it takes to create compost. …

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Is Parchment Paper Compostable?

is parchment paper compostable?

Composting is not simple and a lot of questions may arise, particularly when it comes to casting materials into your pile. We know that composting is one of the most impactful ways to reduce global waste, but not everything should be composted. Uncompostable materials can generate all sorts of bad effects. Some may cause your …

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Compost Piles: To Cover or Not to Cover?

should you cover a compost pile

One of the questions we get most frequently from composting beginners is whether or not they should be covering their compost piles. Before you decide to cover or not to cover your compost pile, you have to take into account different factors. These factors include the climate in your region, the composting system you have …

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Can Compost Hurt Plants? (Answered In Detail)

Can compost hurt plants?

Something that can be agreed upon by most gardeners is that compost is generally a good thing. It’s a good source of nutrients, it builds soil structure, and it’s an eco-friendly alternative to recycling organic waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. However, it’s also true that too much compost, especially the one produced …

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Is Paper Compostable? (Here’s All You Need to Know)

can you compost paper?

Composting is only possible when you have organic materials that are biodegradable. This means the materials you decide to put in your compost pile must be capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms to be decayed. Materials that come from plants and animals are examples of organic waste. These are biodegradable and …

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Is Compost The Same As Mulch?

compost vs mulch

Compost and mulch are gardening terms used interchangeably, and that is bound to create some confusion, especially for beginners. For those interested in having a healthy and beautiful garden, knowing the difference between those terms is important because they serve different purposes. Compost and mulch are not the same. Compost is mixed with soil to …

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Are Compostable Containers Microwavable?

Are compostable containers microwavable?

Compostable containers are gaining popularity. This is nothing to be surprised about when we take into account the dangers of single use plastics. Companies like Starbucks (which are notorious for their takeaway coffee) now use compostable containers with no plastic lining. Their cups can either be composted or recycled with single-stream recycling. The same goes …

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