On good soil, plants yield better fruit. But what makes good soil? Good soil is one that has enough suitable nutrients for each type of plant. Among the most balanced sources of enriching the quality of gardening soil is compost. By digging in properly fermented waste, we can prepare it directly in the soil.
When can biological waste simply be buried in the soil, and why is this a good thing?
GOOD HOUSEHOLD WASTE
Fruit and vegetable leftovers, cheese and yogurts past their expiry date, eggshells, teabags, used coffee grounds, withered flowers, food and bread leftovers – every household generates biological waste, which, according to some estimates, accounts for half of the entire household waste. Yet with appropriate separate collection of these leftovers, we may actually not be generating waste, but resources for new life cycles. After all, biological waste is an excellent nourishment for the soil, which later on yields: food! Good household waste, as listed above, can simply be disposed of onto the compost heap or buried in the gardening soil after decomposition. We shall make it rich!
FERMENTATION WITH MICROORGANISMS
When collecting biological waste in a household (in a separate container, preferably in a purpose-made sustainable compost container), we want to avoid rotting, of course, which is usually the cause of an unpleasant odour. We can prevent it by regularly sprinkling Bokashi Active Bran into the waste. This triggers the fermentation process. It occurs at room temperature, in an enclosed container and without spreading any odour. After just 14 days, we can deposit the fermented mixture onto the compost heap, where the decomposition process will continue, or we can simply bury it into the soil. The mixture produced this way will become first-rate compost in just 2 weeks, while the classic composting process usually takes 6 months.
COMPOSTING IN THE SOIL
Compost is a suitable fertiliser for all plant types – from vegetables and lawns to fruit trees and shrubs. More nutrients are needed especially by vegetables with a long growing season (e.g. root vegetables). To achieve larger produce, all the plants should be fertilised regularly. By adding appropriate quantities of compost, the need for continuous fertilisation is drastically reduced, and the quality of the soil is improved. Fermented biological waste is not yet compost, however, it only serves as the base for the compost which we can create the fastest by burying it into the soil.
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