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compost heap

a pile of vegetable material which is allowed to break down through decomposition by microorganisms, and is subsequently used to improve the fertility of garden soils.
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So all the comfrey leaves are going straight on the compost heap.
Green waste crushing and screening (lot 1); Reacting compost heaps and mixing Horticultural earths and soil mixtures (Lot 2); Screening of compost and bark mulch; Treatment of central grain and marketing of compost (item 3);
Leaves are best collected regularly and added to your compost heap.
Compost is vital for feeding the soil and improving its texture, and anyone can make it because the raw material of the compost heap is all the vegetable waste from the kitchen and the garden.
Alternatively, you can make a compost heap by erecting a wire-mesh cage with four corner posts, lined with cardboard or straw.
Your compost heap should reach temperatures between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit in four to five days.
His guiding tenet: Like nature, industrial design should be self-renewing; every product should not only be manufactured using nontoxic ingredients and green energy sources but also be capable of being broken down into its basic biological and technical elements so it can be reborn and reused at the end of its life span, whether in factories or compost heaps.
What I also know is that such perennials as polyanthus, pansies, primula etc are not frost tender and it's these which are thrown onto the compost heaps.
Continue to add all of the clippings to your compost heaps, layering up with coarser material so that there is plenty of air flowing through the mixture.