How Compost Improves Soil

Why You Should Start Composting Today

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Did you know that compost provides a variety of benefits to your soil and plants? Everything from food scraps to yard waste can be added to your garden instead of thrown away in the trash. Your Garden Tower® 2 vertical planting system will also thrive from compost.

Here’s why you should join the hundreds of farmers that have switched to composting today.

Composting Benefits

  • Composted food scraps provide the trace minerals and elements that your plants need to be healthy, as long as you are eating a varied diet. Compost also holds a balance of organically produced N, P, and K. These are the key nutrients for fertility.
  • Compost provides a rich habitat for worms and other decomposers that create channels for air and water to follow.
  • Compost binds soil particles together, which helps to reduce erosion. It can also bind pollution and keep it from waterways and plants in your garden.
  • Compost increases the water-holding capacity of the soil. The organic matter (carbon) in the compost holds four times its weight in water and releases it slowly. When your soil has good levels of carbon in it, you need to water less.
  • Organisms found in compost help keep pathogens and pests in check.

Check out the Garden Tower Project for more advice and information on maintaining a beautiful garden.

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