from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mixture of decaying organic matter, as from leaves and manure, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients.
- n. A composition; a mixture.
- transitive v. To fertilize with a mixture of decaying organic matter.
- transitive v. To convert (vegetable matter) to compost.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The decayed remains of organic matter that has rotted into a natural fertilizer
- v. To produce compost, let organic matter decay into fertilizer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mixture; a compound.
- n. A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a composition of various substances (as muck, mold, lime, and stable manure) thoroughly mingled and decomposed, as in a compost heap.
- transitive v. To manure with compost.
- transitive v. To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a compost.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mixture.
- n. A mixed dish; a compote.
- n. In agriculture, a mixture or composition of various manuring substances for fertilizing land.
- n. A composition for plastering the exterior of houses. Usually called compo.
- To manure with compost.
- To plaster.
- To form or convert into compost. See compost, n., 3.
- n. A computation or calendar of astronomical and ecclesiastical data.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. convert to compost
- n. a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer
Then follows the maturation of the compost manure, a stage that is reached during this final process in which particles of decomposed refuse slowly turn into humus, which we refer to as compost manure.
Students used old bleachers from Madigan Gym and wood stumps to create the terraced rows, and they fertilized the less-than-ideal soil with compost from the dining halls.
Plunge to half their depth in compost or a trench in open ground if you don't have a frame.
Some say that adding manure to your organic gardening compost is a positive.
And even though some gardeners will tell you that pulling weeds and throwing them in your organic gardening compost is a positive thing to do, Beatrix would ask you, have they gone to seed yet?
"With the exception of collecting compost from the Supreme Court and the Capitol building, it pretty much has met all of our expectations," joked Simon, 28.
When the compost is ready, you can even re-gift it as a party favor at your next shindig and remind guests that they helped make what is in their goodiebags!
Â The green compost is nitrogen-rich and comes from your vegetable and fruit matter, coffee grinds, and green plants.
The compost is of a nice rich consistency with tiny bits of shells visible in the mix.
This work convinced Howard that the carefully balanced and cured combination of plant and livestock materials we call compost was the foundation of vitality in individual organisms and long-term resilience in biological communities.