The Webstone Farm
A FAMILY OWNED DAIRY
Our farm known locally as Webstone Holsteins Ltd is located
on the outskirts of Elmira Ontario.
Look for our sign on Northfield Drive just north of Conestoga. See map
The compost we produce comes exclusively from our own livestock that are fed predominately on homegrown feed.
The benefits of using compost
Perhaps the most common use of compost is as a soil amendment.
Dig in 2-4 inches (5-10cm) per year in the spring or at planting time.
Vegetables, flowers - everything loves compost as it releases its nutrients over a 1-2 year period.
Alternately, apply 1/2 to 3 inches of finished compost and mix with the top 4 inches of soil one month before planting.
1. Improves Soil Structure
According to the University of Illinois, soil structure refers to the way inorganic particles, such as sand, silt, and clay combine with decayed organic particles, like humus and compost. Soil with a healthy structure is crumbly to the touch, allowing plenty of room for air, water, and energy to move freely.
2. Increase Nutrient Content
The organic matter found in compost introduces vital nutrients to your garden, including macro nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, copper, iron and zinc.
3. Uses Less Water
Improving soil structure and boosting nutrient content is about more then producing healthier vegetables. Fertile soil also has far greater moisture retention, allowing you to use less water in your garden.
4. Wards Off Plant Diseases
"Research is showing us that soil treated with compost tends to produce plants with fewer pest problems, the University of Illinois Extensions states in its composting for the Homeowner guide. "Compost helps to control diseases and insects that might otherwise overrun a more sterile soil lacking natural checks against their spread."