compost

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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compostcom‧post1 /ˈkɒmpɒst $ ˈkɑːmpoʊst/ noun [uncountable] DLGa mixture of decayed plants, leaves etc used to improve the quality of soil
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compostAlso on sale are seeds, chemicals, compost, fencing and Branson wooden garden furniture.Dip the base into a hormone rooting compound and insert into a free-draining compost.The trees will be cut up and used to make compost.They need a site with plenty of old compost or humus-based fertiliser worked in.However, if cracks do appear, you should try brushing a mixture of peat or compost and coarse sand into them.For top results from these wonder plants, Peter suggests planting them in fresh multi-purpose compost.The compost is ready when the pile is transformed into crumbly soil.This is set on one side to start again after emptying out your reward, the valuable compost.Infill with compost so that there are no air pockets around the roots.
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compostcompost2 verb [transitive] DLGto make plants, leaves etc into compost
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compostThe best way to prepare citrus for composting is to cut the fruit up so it can break down easier.Burn the old growth rather than composting it.Cut back any plants around pond edges that are dying back, and compost them before they pollute the water.Organic household waste can be composted to make garden fertilizer.
Origin compost1 (1300-1400) Old French mixture, combination, from Medieval Latin compositum, from Latin compositus; COMPOSITE1