Willow-Witt Ranch organic compost is the completely recycled product of goat and chicken manure, mixed with their organic bedding straw, bio-char, wood chips, and spring water. It is actively composted by turning every 2-3 days as temperatures reach over 130(F). In keeping with our organic and regenerative agricultural practices, there are no fungicides, pesticides, herbicides or commercial fertilizers used. The high temperature kills seeds, creating a very clean planting medium which we use throughout our vegetable gardens.
How It's Made
The active composting process is labor intensive, faster than pile systems, and produces compost that is free of weed seeds. The animal ingredients are mixed with wood chips and biochar as they go into the pile; we turn the pile often throughout the week for two to five weeks to aerate. The temperature stays above 131 degrees F. until the composting process is complete, and then drops to 110 degrees. The compost is ready to use at this point, and still contains the beneficial fungal mycelia that help promote good root growth.