Conditions That Affect Composting Soil with 7.7 percent organic matter contains 2.5 pounds of carbon per square foot, this holds the carbon out of the atmosphere. If everyone did this it would help counter the build up of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. What is the Ideal Compost pH? – …

¬†Why is Composting So Beneficial Compost is a very environmentally safe source of nitrogen because compost-nitrogen is in organic form and must be mineralized before it has the potential to leach and to contaminate water supplies (such as groundwater). Mineralization (the conversion of organic forms of an element into inorganic …