Essay about Compost Lab

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Building a Compost Lab

Darius Dixon
Biology 5TH Period
6/7/10

Introduction Composting is nature’s way of recycling and is the key to healthy soil and a healthy environment. Composting is a cost- efficient way of getting rich natural soil for a very cheap price. There are numerous types of compost bins available to make; each enable the growth of lawns and gardens. A compost pile is usually made from fruit and vegetable scraps, newspaper and grass clippings, worms (that act as decomposers), and leaves.

Hypothesis

According to the concept of composting it is more than likely that rich filled nutrient soil will be produced from the worm compost bin at the end of a twenty day period. Rich soil that one buys at the
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Day 16
6/3 N/A N/A N/A 6/4 Add fertilizer to make up for lost compost. Lettuce turns black
Day 18
Aerate
6/5 50 Fresh Smell Moist More worms however they are fried from being under sunlight and add dirt.
Day 20
Finished
6/7 51 Ok looking Rough Dead worms show so mix up in compost.

Analysis and Conclusion

At the conclusion of my experiment my hypothesis was correct. The worm bin was successfully composted and the organic waste was decomposed by the worms. However as a fault of leaving the worms under direct sunlight it seems that they were burned and died. Also, as a result of moving worm bin outside due to smell, a rodent knocked it over therefore I dirt was added to refill lost soil. When one should conduct experiment again may upsize worm bit to produce more soil.

1 Worm compost saves you money by replacing store-bought soil conditioners.
2 Helps garden and house plants grow by improving the fertility of your soil.
3 Saves water by helping the soil hold moisture and reducing water runoff.
4 Benefits the environment by recycling valuable organic resources, reducing air and water pollution from refuse trucks and runoff, and extending the life of

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