1 lb - Compost Kicker is a compost starter formulated to enhance the composting process. Compost Kicker contains a dry blend of nitrogen rich materials helping to boost the productivity and biological activity of compost piles. Our compost activator also contains an array of micro nutrients helping to feed microbial populations and fortify your finished compost.
When a compost pile is not balanced with the correct ratios of carbon brown organic matter and nitrogen rich green organic matter quite often decomposition may be slow or seemingly non-existent. A good ratio is 3 - 4 parts brown organic matter to 1 part green organic matter. Compost Kicker provides an easy to use source of nitrogen when composting mostly brown materials such as leaves, wood chips, or other sources of carbon.
Apply a light dusting or 1 – 2 cups of Compost Kicker to each 4” - 8” thick layer of organic matter used to build the compost pile.
It’s very beneficial to apply a light dusting of local soil or good compost to each layer of organic mater as you’re building compost layers. Adding local garden soil or compost helps to provide a source of beneficial composting organisms. It is vital that proper levels of nitrogen are available in order for these organisms to build up.