COMPOSTING AT THE MELLANO AND COMPANY FARM
TURNING WASTE INTO BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS
Composting has become a growing trend with many home gardeners as an environmentally friendly way to re-use kitchen scraps and produce natural fertilizer. If you visit the Mellano and Company San Luis Rey farm, you will be introduced to a HUGE compost project- not one with apple cores, potato peel and worms- but one made of flowers, greens and our recyclable cardboard!
Our post-harvest process includes inspecting every stem and discarding anything that does not meet our exact specifications for strength, length and fullness of blooms. The result is a GIANT compost pile that is constantly being added to and maintained. The rich fertile soil that the compost helps create is just one the reasons Mellano and Company grows the world’s finest fresh flowers and foliage year after year!
No additives are needed for our compost other than water- which is reclaimed from surrounding houses. The final result is a fine, rich, chemical-free fertilizer that is used in all of Mellano and Company’s open or hoop-housed areas. Composting is one of Mellano and Company’s green initiatives that we take great pride in. Watch this blog and our Facebook page for more upcoming posts about how we incorporate environmentally friendly practices in all of our locations!