Compost to enrich the soil.
Why enrich your soil?
Whatever type of soil you have, it is essential to provide it with organic matter. This helps to loosen and aerate the soil, improves the water and nutrient retention capacity and provides material that attracts micro-organisms, fungi, earthworms, etc. which improves the health of vegetables. If they are well fed, they can defend themselves better against attacks.
How to do it?
You can add raw organic matter (leaves, undecomposed manure) at least one month before sowing or ready-to-use compost just before planting. Compost is the result of the decomposition of garden and kitchen waste. It is the core of vegetable garden fertilisation.
If you don’t have the opportunity to produce homemade compost, because you don’t have a garden or just a small yard or if you live in a flat without access to the outdoors, you can buy it in bag or have whole truckloads delivered to your house. You can also call on a Master-Composter who will help you recycle your organic waste through vermicomposting/worm composting. Worm composting is the digestion of organic waste by our friends the worms in a worm composter, thus allowing people who do not have a large green area to break down and reuse their kitchen waste in a small space.
2. Green manures
A green manure is a crop intended only to be dug into the upper layers of the soil in order to improve its fertility. It complements the nutritive action of compost. Some species of green manure, thanks to their roots, bring mineral elements up to the surface.