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compost,substance composed mainly of partly decayed organic material that is applied to fertilize the soil and to increase its humushumus
, organic matter that has decayed to a relatively stable, amorphous state. It is an important biological constituent of fertile soil. Humus is formed by the decomposing action of soil microorganisms (e.g.
..... Click the link for more information. content; it is often used in vegetable farming, home gardens, flower beds, lawns, and greenhouses. Compost usually is made from plant materials (e.g., grass clippings, vegetable tops, garden weeds, hay, tree leaves, sawdust, and peat) together with manure and some soil; lime, superphosphatessuperphosphate
or superphosphate of lime,
Ca(H2PO4)2, is a compound produced by treating rock phosphate with sulfuric acid or phosphoric acid, or a mixture of the two.
..... Click the link for more information. , and nitrogen fertilizers are often added with manure to reinforce the compost and hasten its decomposition.
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Process whereby organic wastes, including food wastes, paper, and yard wastes, decompose naturally, resulting in a product rich in minerals and ideal for gardening and farming as a soil conditioner, mulch, resurfacing material, or landfill cover
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A mixture of decaying organic matter used to fertilize and condition the soil.
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A mixture usually consisting largely of decomposed organic material; used for fertilizing soil.
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a mixture, normally of plant remains, peat, charcoal, etc., in which plants are grown, esp in pots
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