Living in harmony with nature and its rhythm is becoming an increasingly frequent lifestyle of the Poles. One of its most important elements is eating healthy food, preferably from eco-farms. However, it is worth taking a step further and testing yourself in the role of a farmer.
Is biodegradable waste definitely a waste?
The civilisational progress and growing number of duties render the customs of our ancestors disappear. Hardly anything was wasted in the households of our grandparents. Cut grass, leaves and peelings from the kitchen would end up in compost bins, where they would decay, creating a natural fertiliser used to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers. Nowadays, we often treat the lawn mowing residue as waste. We dispose of it for ever, throwing it away in tightly closed plastic bags, where it loses its properties. Thus, before we start filling the brown bags, let us consider whether we want to dispose of the ‘gardener’s gold’, as compost has been rightly called.
Polish seeds + one’s own compost = healthy vegetables
Growing vegetables and herbs in home gardens means both relaxation and healthy food. We will exercise full control over its production, if:
- we sow seeds of good Polish varieties, grown in our climatic zone, adapted to the conditions of the Polish cold winters and dry, hot summers. Polish seed company PlantiCo designates its varieties on the packages, which guarantees that the seeds are purchased directly from the grower and producer;
- we produce our own compost, which is an easy-to-obtain natural fertiliser. As a soil fertiliser it will reward us with easily assimilable microelements and substances affecting the proper development of plants – compounds of nitrogen, potassium or phosphorus.
- Biodegradable waste is a waste that undergoes aerobic or anaerobic decomposition with the participation of microorganisms.
- Compost is a result of aerobic decomposition of green waste. It can be obtained mainly out of waste from the conservation of greens (cut grass, leaves), kitchen waste (peelings, fruit peels, green parts of vegetables, overblown flowers, etc.) and cooled ash from grills, fireplaces or stoves fired with wood or coal.