Additives in composting

June 11, 2016 23:01 | General Information About Plants

To improve the quality of the compost, it increase the content of nutrients and accelerate the decomposition of various additives used.

Lime make compost, when it is necessary to process a large number kisloreagiruyuschih materials in its composition, for example, wood scraps, sawdust, pine needles, bark.Thus, when a large number of composting bark lime application rate of 10 kg / m3.Lime neutralizes released during decomposition of acids provides a favorable level of acidity, which is conducive to a balanced metabolism, activates the activity of decomposing microorganisms and makes available

Avoid using quicklime due to large losses of nitrogen.Better use of calcium carbonate or recommended by many experts algal limestone, characterized by a balanced content of minerals and trace elements.

Herbal infusions of a mixture of dandelion, yarrow, chamomile and nettle contain large amounts of active substances, when incorporated in compost enriched it with valuable elements and render.heals and disinf

ectant action, preventing putrefaction

nutrients.Lime prevents decay, eliminates odors.Adding lime causes a rapid rise in temperature, thereby accelerating the process of compost maturation.Therefore, some experts recommend to make lime at once and at a later stage when thrashing compost to re-energize the process of decomposition. pulverized silica is also a valuable addition to the compost, because it contains up to 80 % clay minerals, a large collection of minerals: copper, zinc, nickel, chromium, and more rich in magnesium.Pulverized silica enriched compost trace elements, it prevents the accumulation of heavy metals, improves soil structure and perfectly binds moisture.In addition, it is able to reduce the unpleasant odors that arise in the process of decomposition.The rate of introduction of pulverized silica is 5-9 kg / cubic meters of compost.

Bone Meal Fertilize has a strong effect and increases the biological activity of the compost.It can scatter between the layers of compost or make in dissolved form during the compost moisture.Especially valuable addition to the compost are herbal infusions, which play the role of natural biological processes of decomposition catalysts, compost enriched with biologically active substances and stimulate the vital functions of soil organisms.Infusions made from a specific set of plants that includes dandelion, chamomile, yarrow and nettle.To do this, put in the barrel by 1/3 of its volume of fresh plants and pour with rain water, to insist no more than 3 days with regular stirring.After infusion of strain and readiness to make into compost through wells.Often composting autumn in cool weather make recommend yeast starter, for the fastest intensification of the process of decomposition.Cultures for 1 cubic meters of compost is prepared at the rate of 1 cube of yeast and 200-300 g of sugar per 1 liter of warm water.Carefully bred, allowed to stand, and pour this lineup compost material at the tab.