Translation of compost in Spanish:

compost

abono orgánico, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɒmpɒst//ˈkɑmˌpoʊst/

noun

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    abono orgánico masculine
    abono vegetal masculine
    compost masculine
    before noun compost heap / (US) pile lugar donde se amontonan desechos para preparar abono
    • I recycle all my fruit and vegetable scraps to make compost for my garden.
    • Add a little compost to the soil and fork in lightly, mulch and water.
    • Garden compost is not really suitable for this purpose because it contains weed seeds.
    • For best performance amend the soil with organic matter such as compost before planting.
    • Mix plenty of compost into the soil, or grow the trees in raised beds.
    • Even a newbie to composting can make good quality compost.
    • I watered the planting area for each one with several litres of water, then added some fresh compost.
    • There is no fertilizer better than compost, and you can make it yourself for free!
    • My job was to add fresh compost to the rows to make them rich for planting.
    • Even with Betty's method of making compost, some ingredients tend to smell.
    • They spread the compost before plowing in the spring.
    • Place in a conservatory or warm greenhouse and keep the compost moist.
    • Place in a well-lit spot and keep the compost lightly moist.
    • Mulch with an organic material such as compost or alfalfa hay.
    • Adding compost to heavy clay soil improves drainage by improving soil structure.
    • Mulch in late winter with any organic material such as home-made compost, leaf mould or composted bark.
    • If it's bad, mix 1 cubic foot of compost into the backfill.
    • Making leaf mould is different to making general garden compost in that only the leaves are used.
    • Amend soil regularly with compost and apply organic mulches continually to enrich your soil.
    • I dug big planting holes, though, and mixed large amounts of compost into the backfill.

transitive verb

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    (make into compost)
    (grass) convertir en abono
    • The only environmentally acceptable way to improve the earth is to compost banana peels and recycle soy milk cartons.
    • When crops are growing in the fields, the manure is composted and applied to the land later.
    • It is unlikely there will now be much left in our grey bin, given that my household already recycles many other waste items and composts green and kitchen waste.
    • As municipalities launch programs to collect and compost household food waste, interest in degradable plastics is on the rise.
    • One of the easiest ways for a household to reduce their level of waste is to start composting their rubbish.
    • He filled the tanks with a mix of 3 parts composted organic matter and 1 part each soil, sand, and pumice.
    • It's best not to compost fruit and leaves unless you know your pile gets hot enough to kill the pests.
    • You can compost fruits, vegetables, tea bags and coffee grounds, as well as leaf and yard waste.
    • They bent their shoulders and backs to compost hay, manure, and field stubble, and transplanted plants from the woods into their own yards.
    • During the composting season, check your bin regularly to assure optimum moisture and aeration are present in the material being composted.
    • As another continuing farm project, Mark uses worms to compost cow manure and coffee hulls.
    • Finally, the district will soon be getting a grant for vermi-composting, which uses worms to compost organic matter.
    • You could use horse manure, but make sure it is composted.
    • Most other plant residues can be composted, if you have a well-maintained compost pile which generates enough heat to kill disease pathogens.
    • This involved separating their waste into bins for glass, tins and paper, then composting suitable material.
    • They share a powerful shredder, and compost all healthy plant material.
    • If the industry was serious about conserving supplies it would invest in water saving devices or compost the manure but that might cut profits, so they don't.
    • At this time of year it's also important to regularly remove dead flowers and leaves from plants and then compost this material for later return of the nutrients to the beds.
    • All through the summer I've been collecting and composting the used coffee grounds from work.
    • Any manure, hay or other organic material must be composted fully before usage to make sure it contains no surviving and active seeds to add to your problems.
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    (fertilize with compost)
    (garden) abonar
    • When planting tulip or daffodil bulbs in a formal display it pays to make sure that the soil has been well composted and forked over beforehand.
    • For those of you who suffer from an inordinate amount of clay in your soil, composting is the answer.
    • They like shade and composted soil and plenty of water.
    • It climbs by means of tendrils and is best grown in a composted soil supported by a fence or trellis.
    • He saw how well the tomatoes flourished in that dark composted soil.