Compost: decomposed organic matter.
Compost for gardening:
Organic matter that is purposely decomposed (composted) in order to add it to the soil to improve the soils condition and help plants grow.
Compost improves soil fertility:
Compost usually has the full range of nutrients required by plants, such a full range of nutrients cannot be obtained from mineral fertilizers.
Compost provides plant nutrients as and when required by the plant:
The nutrients in compost are availed to the plants gradually, when the plants need them, over the growing and productive life of the plant.
Compost boosts nutrient uptake by plants:
Compost has the good microorganisms that help plants absorb nutrients efficiently.
Compost helps the soil store water and gainfully release it to the plants:
Compost makes the soil spongy and fluffy, good for water holding and releasing the water to the plants as they require it.
Compost supports soil life and improves soil texture:
Compost makes a good home for Millipedes, Earthworms and other creatures that burrow through the soil, opening up spaces that let in air and water to the plants roots. They create a balanced soil texture, good for water retention, root stability and penetration.
Compost is safe:
Compost does not burn plant roots, is never toxic and does not pollute. It can be applied at any time and there is no risk of overfeeding the plants with compost, they use what they need and save the rest for later!