Figuring out whether to throw out your lipstick-stained coffee cup in recycling, trash, or compost can be truly maddening.
I departed for the compost heap happy that I was almost done cleaning the chicken coop.
compost, containing a pretty liberal proportion of lime, is the best manure for the fig.
The better part of the man is soon plowed into the soil for compost.
A compost of mellow turfy loam, either yellow or brown, with a fair addition of leaf-mould, will grow it to perfection.
And yet the latter is a compost of everything that migrates from the Old World.
At the end of a month or more, this compost will be ready for use.
A little complete fertilizer or compost in the hills is desirable.
When the compost is saturated with water, the air is driven out; and, as the water subsides, fresh air enters and takes its place.
The floor or foundation on which to build the compost deserves some consideration.
late 14c., compote, from Old French composte "mixture of leaves, manure, etc., for fertilizing land" (13c.), also "condiment," from Vulgar Latin *composita, noun use of fem. of Latin compositus, past participle of componere "to put together" (see composite). The fertilizer sense is attested in English from 1580s, and the French word in this sense is a 19th century borrowing from English.
"make into compost," 1829, from compost (n.). Related: Composted; composting.
A mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter used to fertilize soil. Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it decompose as a result of the action of aerobic bacteria, fungi, and other organisms.