Why Not Compost Directly on my Garden Soil?
by Alex Dagenais
(Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada)
Is it a good idea to take the best ingredient with the right C/N ratio, but instead of using it to make a compost pile, I use it as a mulch? I would also add good compost tea to the mulch. Will it be better for my soil since the composting is done directly on the soil? Will I get less leakage (nutrient loss) and retain more microbes?