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Plant Compost 1.5L

18 EGP

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Description

Natural Product

Comes from a plant source, suitable for various agricultural purposes, free from POPs, diseases and weed seeds. It is a natural source of nutrients that plants need to proceed and complete their life cycle in a healthy manner.

A mixture that consists of:

1- Mushroom residues which are rich in proteins and organic substances that promote plant health

2- The remnants of medicinal and aromatic plants, which are famous for their enormous ability to fight many diseases that can infect different plants as a result of containing large quantities of antioxidants that raise the resistance of plants, as well as enhancing the health and fertility of the soil added to them

Type of analysis

Results

Weight per m³

770 KG

Humidity

27%

PH

7.3

EC

3.99

Total Nitrogen

0.74%

Ammonium Nitrogen

270 PPM

Nitrate nitrate

119 PPM

Organic matter

21.11%

Organic carbon

12.24%

Ash

87.89

C: N Ratio

1:17

Total phosphorous

0.59

Total potassium

0.46

Weed seeds

No

Nematodes (plant pathogenic, free and harmless)

No

What Is Composting?

Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter. It’s the process of turning organic waste, such as leaves and food scraps, into valuable fertilizers. These fertilizers are then used to enrich soil and grow vigorous plants.

All living things naturally decompose when they die. The composting process simply speeds up the decomposition, which ends up looking like garden soil.

Compost is rich in nutrients and is used for gardening, horticulture, and agriculture. Some refer to it as the (black gold). It enriches soil, has water-retaining capacities, that hold moisture, and can suppress plant diseases and harmful pests.

It reduces the dependency on chemical fertilizers and encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi.  As a result, organic matter is broken down creating humus, a rich nutrient-filled material. Compost also reduces methane emissions from landfills and helps in lowering carbon footprint.

Organic wastes, used to create compost, are processed in industrial-scale facilities, smaller-scale systems, and at home.

Many people have common misconceptions of home composting, claiming that it’s complicated, smells funny, and that it’s messy. These are only true if you disregard the proper instructions.

However, it is simple, if done the right way, since it is a great way to keep your organic discards out of the waste stream and produce a soil fertilizer for your garden.

Benefits

1. “Around 820 million people in the world suffer from chronic hunger and more than 2 billion are malnourished, and this is even before the pandemic struck, the needed increase in food production will need to be achieved with the same or fewer inputs.”

Composting is a great way to recycle the organic waste we generate at home and reduces the waste stream. “Food scraps and garden waste combined make up a high percentage of what we throw away.”

“Not only is food waste a significant burden on the environment, but processing it is costly. Billions of dollars are being spent on waste management.” Composting at home allows us to divert some of that waste from landfills and turn it into something beneficial for our gardens.

2. Compost improves soil health and lessens erosion. It plays an important role in improving large-scale agricultural systems. It contains three primary nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. “It also includes traces of other essential elements like calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc.”

Instead of relying on synthetic fertilizers that contain harmful chemicals, composting offers an organic alternative.

3. Agriculture is a major consumer of water. Irrigation systems are effective, but are expensive and time-consuming for farmers to manage. Additionally, water used in agriculture is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain globally and is becoming a scarce source.

Research has shown the water-retaining capacities of soil increase with the addition of organic matter. By using compost to foster healthy soil, farmers do not have to use as much water and can still have higher yields compared with farming with degraded soil.

4. Typically, when organic matter decomposes, it undergoes “aerobic decomposition”, where microorganisms are broken down in the presence of oxygen.

“Because most solid waste infrastructures were designed around landfilling, only a very low percentage of food waste gets composted.” Consequently, compostable waste goes to a landfill and gets buried under massive amounts of other trash. Trapped under many layers of trash, it ends up undergoing “anaerobic decomposition” where there is lack of oxygen gas, therefore biogas is created as a by-product.

Biogas is roughly 50 % methane and 50 % carbon dioxide. Given equal amounts of methane and carbon dioxide, methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere more efficiently than carbon dioxide.

“Although most modern landfills have methane capture systems, these do not capture all the gas, which leads to a greenhouse effect.” To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the risk of pollution, organic waste can be removed to be used in composting.

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More Info

Types of Composting:

1. It’s important to mention that there are two types: (Cold and hot).

– Cold composting is simply collecting garden waste (such as yard trimmings, grass clippings, houseplants, hay and straw, leaves, sawdust, wood chips, nutshells) or taking out the organic materials in your trash (such as fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds and filters, eggshells, shredded newspaper, cardboard, paper, cotton and wool wags, hair and fur, fireplace ashes) and then keeping them enclosed in a pile or a bin.

Over the course of a year or so, the material will decompose.

– Hot composting is a more active process and the return is faster; you’ll get compost in one to three months during warm weather.

Four ingredients are required for fast composting: Nitrogen, carbon, air, and water. These items feed microorganisms, which speed up the process of decay.

2. A third type is called vermicompost, which is made with the help of worms. When these worms feed on food scraps, they release castings, which are rich in nitrogen. It’s important to mention that you need red worms, also known as “red wigglers”, to produce vermicompost.

What Not to Compost and Why:

*Black walnut tree leaves or twigs

– Releases substances that might be harmful to plants

*Coal or charcoal ash

– Might contain substances harmful to plants

*Dairy products (e.g., butter, milk, sour cream, yogurt) and eggs

– Create odor problems and attract pests such as rodents and flies

*Diseased or insect-ridden plants

– Diseases or insects might survive and be transferred back to other plants

*Fats, grease, lard, or oils

– Create odor problems and attract pests such as rodents and flies

*Meat or fish bones and scraps*

– Create odor problems and attract pests such as rodents and flies

*Pet wastes (e.g., dog or cat feces, soiled cat litter)

– Might contain parasites, bacteria, germs, pathogens, and viruses harmful to humans

*Yard trimmings treated with chemical pesticides

– Might kill beneficial composting organisms

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