composting

Composting is a natural recycling process of organic material where microorganisms transform biodegradable waste into a natural fertilizer, avoiding therefore the use of synthetic fertilizers. It is, therefore, beneficial for the plants, for the environment and ultimately for you who will consume vegetables without artificial fertilizers.

Advantages of Composting
The key to healthy plants and vegetables is a healthy soil. All plants may beneficiate from compost. When it is added to the soil, it will not only inject valuable nutrients to it but also keep it covered in sand, which is great for the plants because the roots need an airy space to grow.

 

5 Advantages of Using Compost
1. It provides a healthier growth for the plants
2. In soils that are difficult to work on, as for example, clay soils, the addition of organic matter breaks their rigidity, making them looser and more permeable
3. It replaces the use of herbicides and pesticides and helps to avoid diseases in plants
4. It improves the soil’s fertility through the addition of natural origin nutrients
5. In light or sandy soils, it provides an increase in the water retention capacity of the soil and its availability for the plants

Composting at Home
You can already separate organic waste for composting. There are community compost bins throughout the whole municipality of Guimarães and you can also do it at home. Know everything there is to know about composting in Guimarães and, if you live in the municipality, order your compost bin now.

Organic Waste Collection
If you cannot do domestic or community compost, the collection of organic waste is being implemented in Guimarães. Check if it is already available in your street.