Profile: Why bother, you ask, with making compost when you can buy organic fertilizer?
Advice: Compost holds twice its weight in moisture that it slowly disperses to plants' roots. Compost captures pollutants in the soil that could wash into your drinking water. The microbes in compost attack disease organisms in the soil before they get to your plants. Can you get all of this from a bag? Hardly.
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