Balancing Act: Determining the Right Amount of Compost for Your Plants
Compost is a gardener’s secret weapon, enriching soil and fostering vibrant plant growth.
However, achieving the perfect balance in compost application is crucial for optimal results.
Determining the Right Amount of Compost for Your Plants
Understanding Your Soil
Before diving into compost application, assess your soil type.
Consider Plant Requirements
Different plants have distinct nutrient needs.
Start Small and Monitor
The adage “less is more” holds in composting. Begin with a modest amount and observe your plants’ response.
Compost as a Soil Amendment
Compost serves as both a nutrient source and a soil conditioner.
While compost is beneficial, excessive use can lead to nutrient imbalances and potential harm to plants.
Customize for Containers
Container gardening requires special attention.