Compost Plus is a blend of selectively adapted bacterial cultures blended with crude enzymes, emulsifiers,
nutrients and yeasts specifically designed to compost organic wastes and allow accelerated aerobic degradation process. Selected micro-organisms are capable of degrading and digesting wastes such as cellulostic fibers, lignin compound and vegetable wastes.
Temperature is an important factor in the biology of a compost heap. Low outside temperatures slow down the decomposition process, while warmer temperatures speed it up. During warmer months, intense microbial activity inside the heap causes composting to proceed at extremely high temperatures. The microbes, which decompose the raw materials, fall into basically two categories: mesospheric those that live and grow in temperatures of 10°C, and thermophilic, those that thrive in temperatures of 45°C to 70°C. The initial heat heap phase that most garden compost goes through is thermophilic. The organic material dehydrates very quickly in this phase and should be kept aerated and moistened. The high temperatures are beneficial to the gardener because they kill weed seeds and germs that could be detrimental to vegetation. The next holds at 37°C for a while and different microbes predominate. Then finally, the ambient phase where the pleasant earthly odour originates and material has produced compost.
Composting can be defined in the terms of availability of oxygen. Aerobic decomposition means that the active microbes require oxygen, while in anaerobic decomposition, the active microbes do not require oxygen to live and grow. Temperature, moisture content, the size of bacterial populations, and availability of nutrients limit and determine how much oxygen your heap uses.
The amount of moisture in your heap should be as high as possible, while still allowing air to filter into the pore spaces for the benefit of aerobic bacteria. Individual bacteria hold various percentages of moisture in compost and determine the amount of water that can be added. For example, woody fibrous material, such as bark, sawdust, hay and straw has the capacity to hold up to 75 to 85% of moisture. “Green manure”, such as lawn clippings and vegetable waste is able to hold up to 50 to 60% moisture.
• Accelerates start-up of compost process due to variety of bacteria strains developed through selective adaptation.
• Supplements advanced organisms such as yeasts and fungi allows high digestion of cellulosic fibers and lignin compounds found in vegetable wastes.
• Active growth of micro-organisms of Compost Plus during the thermophillic phase.
• Synergistic effect from the variety of micro-organisms strains allowing composting of organic wastes found in household refuse.
• Prevention of anaerobic digestion process that generates malodorous compounds.
• Maximises and fertilizes value of compost.
• Non-toxic; can be handled without hazard.
How to Use
For optimal effectiveness, we recommend piling up vegetable wastes over a layer of branches in order to aerate the compost. Turn the compost at least once a week in order to accelerate the degradation process.
Re-hydration & Application
Compost plus must be rehydrated to reactivate micro-organisms.
Rehydrate 10 grams of Compost Plus in 2-4 litres of lukewarm water. Leave for 15-30 minutes (preferably in a watering can for convenience). After hydration, apply the solution evenly over the surface of compost. The rehydration period should not exceed 45 minutes as the micro-organisms would starve.
Start the procedure again after every large addition of waste. 10 grams of compost plus diluted in 4 litres of water will treat an average of 1 m3 of waste. Natural compost is obtained after 30 to 60 days from the time of treatment.