Some things go unnoticed when it comes to using compost.
The best compost is the compost that you make yourself, but obviously there are those people that just do not have the space or time to do this and therefore ready made compost is purchased.
This is fine too if the supplier can assure you that it is good organic compost.
However, one must be aware that some composts may have pesticide residues and other harmful ingredients - this then gets taken up by the plants and passed on to you when the plants are harvested and eaten.
The same applies to kraal manures.
By making your own compost is by far the best way to go as you then know exactly what went into the making.
For those that have very small gardens it is a great idea to start a worm bin for all your kitchen scraps.
The worms break everything down and leaves you with the worm castings which is fantastic to feed your plants on - plus you also get the worm tea which is diluted and watered on the plants.
Today, we are always looking for healthier options when it comes to our food, so it makes sense to be aware of what you are feeding your plants on.
A good idea is to have your soil tested as many soils may contain very bad substances such as lead.
If this is found,it would be best to grow veggies in raised beds or containers where you can use good soil and compost.