By composting, we aim to save every thing while we prepare the manures for immediate use.
Growers do not all follow the same method of fermenting or composting the manure.
If domestic manures are applied, use about twelve cords to the acre, composting before plowing under.
The composting of manure by gardeners is not a practice to be copied on most farms.
By any of the foregoing methods, muck may be prepared for use in composting.
To make a long story short, turn your leaves into money by composting them.
Some hold it indifferent whether the peat and manure are mixed, or put in layers when the composting begins.
The first consideration in preparing for composting, is to provide proper shelter.
The cost and trouble of the foregoing system of composting are trifling compared with its advantages.
The appearance of the apparatus required for composting, and the compost laid up, may be better shown by the following figure.
late 14c., compote, from Old French composte "mixture of leaves, manure, etc., for fertilizing land" (13c.), also "condiment," from Vulgar Latin *composita, noun use of fem. of Latin compositus, past participle of componere "to put together" (see composite). The fertilizer sense is attested in English from 1580s, and the French word in this sense is a 19th century borrowing from English.
"make into compost," 1829, from compost (n.). Related: Composted; composting.
A mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter used to fertilize soil. Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it decompose as a result of the action of aerobic bacteria, fungi, and other organisms.