Why is it worth adding yeast to compost?
According to the portal “Deccoria”, if we want to speed up composting, it is worth reaching for yeast. Thanks to them, the fermentation process will take place much faster, although this is not the only advantage of their use. How to prepare yeast for compost?
Why is it worth to use compost
Compost makes the soil much more fertile, increases its water absorption, and enriches the soil with soil. This, in turn, significantly improves the development of plants – both the vegetables we grow, as well as potted or bedding plants. If we want to speed up composting, it is worth reaching for yeast.
The advantage of yeast is that it stimulates the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the soil, while preventing the growth of fungi attacking plants. The properties inherent in yeast make them act as a natural activator, significantly accelerating the fermentation process. Preparing yeast for compost is child's play.
Compost yeast blend
You will need:
100 g yeast
1 cup of sugar
10 liter of warm water.
Sprinkle the yeast with the measured amount of sugar and leave the mixture aside for an hour. After that time, pour warm water over it and mix thoroughly. Then we pour the whole thing into the composter.
Most often yeast is added to the compost in spring or autumn, but these are not a strict time frame and we might as well do that now. However, gardeners point out that it will be most effective in spring and autumn. Compost with yeast should not be used more than once every two weeks.
And you, what are your patents for compost preparation?