2. Composting provides a chemical-free, nutrient rich solution for your garden.
Adding organic matter in the form of compost to the soil is one of the most important things you can do to create healthy, living soil. Beneficial microorganisms need organic matter to feed off of for energy and they prefer a high-quality compost. Garden soil high in soil microorganisms becomes self-purifying by creating natural antioxidant compounds. This prevents pathogenic bacteria from making your garden soil its home. Research also shows that some microorganisms can change the root zone and plant cells to increase the plants immune system and help it combat disease or insects.
Compost adds very enticing organic matter to the soil that attracts high populations of microbes, worms, and other organisms. Creating compost by recycling your food waste in our convenient buckets, you ferment the waste into a pre-compost material that can be buried into the soil. This pre-compost can be added directly to the soil and planted on after 2 weeks or you can added it to your outdoor composting pile to finish breaking down.
When microbes begin breaking down and fermenting the material, nutrients are released and cycled. This creates plant available nutrients needed for plant growth. Compost can replace synthetic fertilizers because it is a slow-release fertilizer itself. Compost made from green material, brown material, and food waste is full of nutrients and other compounds such as vitamins and minerals important for plant growth. Unlike synthetic fertilizers that leach or runoff easily, compost remains in the soil as it increases soil structure.
With the combination of EM-1®, TeraKashi® Bokashi Fertilizer, and your own food waste composting material, there will be no need for chemical inputs.