One of the best ways to help your terrace garden grow organically without too much dependence of chemical fertilizers is through composting. Compost is decayed organic material used a fertilizer for growing plants.

Usually, it is a mixture of vegetable manure and matter, which is applied to the soil for the best results. Here are 5 reasons why you should use Organic Compost for your terrace garden:

1. Compost is used for Better Soil Media Quality :
Compost not only helps to improve the nutrition in soil, but the structure of the plant as well. It releases the nutrients slowly, over a period of months or years so that the nutrition in soil is year-round. It also loosens the soil to let the pores open up to sunlight, air and moisture, allowing the soil nutrients to retain and water received.

2. Compost helps in improving Plant Health :
Composting has been known to absorb the odors and treat all organic compounds in the soil. It prevents heavy metals from reaching the plant nutrients that the plant absorbs. Compost provides the plant with a natural soil media, which allows these organisms to thrive without affecting the water supply for the plant. It gives a natural ‘vaccine’ to the soil media, which a more sterile soil lacks.

3. Compost helps in Avoiding Surface Runoffs :
With chemical fertilizers, the soil is overloaded with nutrients and minerals, and most of this is leaked out as runoff along with harmful chemical substances. If these get deposited in local water bodies, it boosts the growth of algae over the water surface which can be harmful in many ways. As compost is a slow releasing organic fertilizer, this problem does not exist if we use compost. It can prevent erosion of top-soil and silting along roadsides, lakes, and rivers, which in turn prevents turf loss and soil decomposition.

4. Compost helps in Conserving Energy and Resources :
With the use of compost, water consumption, organic fertilizer and bio-organic pesticides, energy/fuel consumption is reduced eventually. When compost is applied to the soil media, less water is required as the soil gets loosened and has more moisture-retaining capacity. As mentioned before, since the nutrient quality which compost provides is far superior to chemical fertilizers and pesticides, their use and the runoff and harmful effects which come with them are also reduced and energy and resources are conserved.

5. Composting diverts food waste from landfills :
Composting is also a form of waste management and recycling, the burden on landfills and the fuel required to transfer the food waste reduces substantially. Since Composting removes all the odors and takes in only the nutrients for the soil, it diverts food waste from landfills. Clearly, the benefits of composting are plentiful. It provides an easy to use, Eco-friendly, and economical way to care for your plants. Get started with your own composting process and see your garden blossom.

Note : You can buy MUG's "Prithvi Organic Potting Soil" for your Organic Garden that consists of Red soil enriched with vermicompost, coir pith, oil cakes, (Neem, pongamia and castor) and beneficial microorganisms.

You can also buy other plant health products online from here.

Happy Gardening!

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