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Episode 225. Compost, Is it Really Necessary?

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 3rd of  August 2020.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

I’m just going to say it: I think the time and effort required to make compost is wasted.

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Let me explain. Over the past twelve months I’ve been setting up a market garden at work, a disability service. We were fortunate to have been donated some spent mushroom compost and this was great for ten no-dig raised beds. There was enough over for about 200 m2 to put in sweet corn but this still left 800 m2 without compost or any other organic matter to be added to the soil. Continue reading →