Definition of 'compost'
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The key to a successful compost heap lies in balance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Get those last few away to the compost heap or tucked up under shrubs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The best way to compost these is to shred them and mix them with your general compost heap. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Don't be tempted to use a regular compost. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Large compost heaps often get too hot, so aim for a heap of one cubic metre in volume. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A rooftop compost heap is a must, too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The advantage of using compost is that in the spring you can spread it around the clump to useful effect, rather than having to remove it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We dug it over and prepared it by mixing in some planting compost. Winter Garden Glory (1993)What lilies like is a thick mulch of old garden compost for the worms to play in. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Well rotted garden compost is just the stuff to dig into the soil ahead of autumn planting. The Sun (2013)Time then to divide them into soil refreshed with compost. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Buy compost from an outlet with a reasonably fast turnaround. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Your compost heap will have different ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You will only be giving them food from the fresh compost. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We compost organic waste and use that as a soil conditioner. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That they make their own compost goes without saying. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Add used tea leaves to compost to help your plants. The Sun (2014)Lots of good garden compost in the planting hole please. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Give your compost heap a good forking over to get some air and rain in there. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Heap top growth in one corner of the plot to rot down into garden compost. The Sun (2014)Planting them in soil or compost that is well drained will help too. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Use gritty compost and mulch with a good layer of grit to keep the leaves away from the wet soil. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Ideally, dig in leaf mould or well rotted garden compost or peat before planting. The Sun (2009)With some decent growing compost, not organic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If you have to buy compost, make sure that it is peat free. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But with a variety of good alternatives to peat compost easily available, there is no excuse for growing garden plants in such a valuable asset. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Do they recycle, compost and use low-energy lightbulbs? Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'compost'
British English: compost NOUN
Compost is a mixture of decayed plants and vegetable waste which is added to the soil to help plants grow.
...a small compost heap.
British English: compost VERB
To compost things such as unwanted bits of plants means to make them into compost.
Cut down and compost spent cucumbers, tomatoes, and other crops.
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