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RE: Utilidad del compost en la agricultura / Utility of compost in agriculture Esp-Eng

in StemSociallast year (edited)

Thanks for this very interesting post.

I have a quick question. What is your opinion between solid compost and liquid fertilisers. Except for the speed, are they similar? Is one better than the other? Thanks in advance for your clarifications.

Have a nice week-end (in advance)!


Greetings dear friend @lemouth, as always excellent questions that enrich the content.

To answer your question, I consider that the quality of the compost tea depends on the quality of the solid compost because it is the one that supplies the nutritional elements to the water.

On the other hand, in my opinion, the solid compost assures me a sustainable nutrition, because we are applying an organic material with a high degree of decomposition, but that still contains elements without decomposition and will begin to progressively supply nutritional elements to the plants according to their needs. On the other hand, liquid fertilizers, although they are also very good at a nutritional level, do not supply extra organic matter to the soil. With this type of fertilizer we provide nutrients and microorganisms that can help to decompose the organic matter already present in the soil.

It all depends on the context in which you are, if you are in a low fertility soil I would recommend solid fertilizer, because you are providing a substrate with excellent organic matter that will help improve soil structures and provide the necessary nutrients. On the other hand, if you are in a soil with good fertility you can apply both solid and liquid fertilizer, depending on your needs.

If you have a small garden you can fertilize twice a year with solid compost and every three months apply a liquid fertilizer, the decomposition of organic matter is a slow process, so the liquid fertilizer will allow you to add more microorganisms and nutritional elements for the successful decomposition of organic matter that you have in your garden.

See you later brother, have a great weekend.