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Definition of compost

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Definition as written by Sugar_fl:

A mixture of decaying organic matter - as from leaves and manure - used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients

Definition as written by Terry:

Compost can be made using an aerobic process where air (and heat) help break down the material into humus; or an anaerobic process which relies on different critters (and more time) to finish. Weed seeds and diseased plant materials are not good candidates for either process, but they stand a better chance of being rendered harmless if the compost pile gets hot enough. See hot composting.


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