Why Compost in the first place? Composting is the best thing you can do for your vegetable garden. It is the natural process that returns the nutrients used by growing plants back to the soil and is particularly important for vegetable growers for two main reasons:
- Vegetables need high fertility soil to give the return expected of them. You reap what you sow - adding sufficient compost to your soil will means healthy and vigourous crops.
- We remove a large proportion of the the plant material from the soil when we eat it therefore not returning these nutrients to the garden. We need to compost every scrap of green material available to help balance this debt.