Compost Starter

All Natural Composting Aid

Espoma Compost Starter is the ideal choice to help make rich, fertile compost – natures original soil conditioner. Espoma Organic Compost Starter is formulated to accelerate the process of home composting materials including manure, grass, leaves and food waste. Compost Starter contains billions of microbes specially culture to speed the decomposition of difficult to compost organic matter. These are combined with the proper energy sources and pH balancer's to assure composting success.
All Natural Composting Aid
  • Unique, 100% bio-organic mix.
  • Contains microbes cultured for fast, healthy composting.
  • Includes heat active varieties, used to speed the decomposition of difficult materials.

Available in 4 lb. bags

1 lb. equals 3 cups

Learn and grow
How to use

Select a partially shaded site that is on level ground and at least 4 foot x 4 foot.
Add initial layer of waste including twigs and branches for air circulation. Layers should be 6 to 12 inches deep.
Add compost starter – one cup for 16 square feet of layer area.

Evenly moistened the layer but do not soak. Repeat with additional layers of waste adding compost starter and moisture with each new layer. Turn the pile once a week to allow air to penetrate the center.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Reduce the size of waste by shredding will speed the composting process
  • Any organic waste can be composted including kitchen scraps, leaves, grass clippings, etc.
  • Composting meat scraps may attract animal past
  • If you experience problems these can often be addressed by adding Compost Starter and turn in the file.
  • If you notice a foul odor the process has turned and aerobic (not enough air) turn the pile more often to allow air to penetrate the center

When to use
Where to use

Makes composting faster by breaking down hard to compost items.

Guaranteed Analysis

Nineteen elements are considered essential for plant growth.


Grade, Net Weight, Guaranteed Analysis, Sources of Nutrients.


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