50/50 Mix is a richer mix. A more quality mix. This quality of compost mix is used for lawns flower beds, plants & vegetable gardens. Our 50/50 compost is mixed with wood dust, cow solids, green waste, and rice hulls heated at 130 degrees cooking all the seeds so there’s no sprouting from our compost. 70/30 is almost the same but a bit less in quality while still retaining strong nutrients. This is still a great mixture to use. Decisions on mixture will be based on what you’ll grow.
50/50 = 50% Topsoil 50% Compost
70/30 = 70% Topsoil 30% Compost
Compost definition according to Wikipedia:
Compost (/ˈkɒmpɒst/ or /ˈkɒmpoʊst/) is an organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter (leaves, food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into the soil after a period of weeks or months. Modern, methodical composting is a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air and carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials. The decomposition process is aided by shredding the plant matter, adding water and ensuring proper aeration by regularly turning the mixture. Worms and fungi further break up the material. Aerobic bacteria manage the chemical process by converting the inputs into heat, carbon dioxide, and ammonium. The ammonium is further converted by bacteria into plant-nourishing nitrites and nitrates through the process of nitrification.
Compost can be rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture, and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, addition of vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation, wetland construction, and as landfill cover (see compost uses). Organic ingredients intended for composting can alternatively be used to generate biogas through anaerobic digestion. Anaerobic digestion is fast overtaking composting in some parts of the world including central Europe as a primary means of downcycling waste organic matter.