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Creative Composting

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Making compost can be easy. The following charts gives examples of ingredients that can be used, their C:N (Carbon:Nitrogen) Ratio, and how to determine the final ratio.  Ideally the compost will have close to a 30:1 Ratio which is the ratio of humus.

 

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Composts can be created to benefit different groups of plants. The following charts shows the F:B (Fungi:Bacteria) Ratio preferred by plants. The ingredients of a compost will increase fungi and/or bacteria. For example a compost with higher carbon material content will produce more fungal hyphae, while nitrogen material will produce more bacterial growth.

 

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Compost first

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If you really want to be a gardener, you REALLY want to be a composter!

Composting happens always, everywhere in the world, without human intervention nor invention. Notice the old growth forest floor? Soft, dense mat of leave, needle and animal matter, starting with recognizable bits on top and progressively more unrecognizable bits until rich loam is found beneath.  This is a compost pile at it’s finest! Old growth forest

We are fortunate that nature does this for us for the most part. We can put a bunch of ingredients in a pile, water it and wait. Or we can be more proactive.

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Welcome to our blog section!

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Christmas is over…Next activity?  GARDENING!!

The best way to get the ball rolling is to take some workshops to learn the latest scientific research on methods to get the most of your garden.

The 2017 Workshop Series:

– Workshop #1 – Introduction to your organisms, what they do, where to find them and how to make more.  March 11, 2017 1pm

– Workshop #2 – Creative Composting 101. How to build a thermal compost, ingredients, monitoring, moisture testing and how to manipulate the outcome. Date TBA

– Workshop #3 – What to do with your Compost.  Actively Aerated compost tea, extract and compost. Do’s and don’ts. Date TBA

 

Don’t forget to get your email address on our list so you won’t miss any upcoming events at Bug House Flats, 1024 Pillar Rd, Qualicum Beach.
debra@natureswisdomorganics.com

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