Making the Most of Your Harvest (UB Advertising)

This post was written on behalf of UB Advertising for Rooster’s Organic


The autumn season is upon us, which means that you’re likely enjoying your harvest. If you’ve been using Rooster’s Organic Compost, you might be experiencing a very successful harvest and wondering how you’re going to eat all of your hard-earned, home-grown fruits and vegetables before they go bad. Here are a few tips on how you can make the most of your harvest:

  1. Celebrate with Friends and Family 

There’s nothing better than sharing your hard-earned harvest with loved ones around the dinner table. Take some time to prepare a few dishes with your homegrown fruits and vegetables, invite your friends and family over and pass the plate.

  1. Save Your Seeds

If your harvest was successful, be sure to save some seeds to use for next year. It’s especially easy to save seeds for your self-pollinating plants like tomatoes, peppers, beans and peas. Do some research to find out the best ways to preserve seeds for your specific crops.

  1. Canning and Pickling

With a little online searching, you can find all kinds of instructions on how to pickle or can your harvest. This process helps preserve your harvest so you can keep enjoying it through the winter months.

  1. When in Doubt, Freeze!

Freezing is the perfect low-maintenance and low-effort method of preserving your harvest. For some fruits and vegetables, the process is as simple as cutting them up, storing them in an airtight freezer bag and placing them in the freezer. Depending on the crop in question, you might need to add the extra step of blanching it before freezing. For all of your frozen fruits and veggies, be sure to list the date frozen on the outside of the bag so you can gauge how long they are good. When ready to enjoy, simply defrost and prepare as usual.

Why Use Organic Chicken Compost? (UB Advertising)

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At Rooster’s, we don’t use just any material to create our compost; we use manure from our very own, family-owned poultry farm in the heart of Amish Country in Dundee, Ohio. We raise 250,000 chickens every ten weeks, then recycle the manure on our farm into compost by turning, curing, screening, and bagging, finally preparing it to ship to your home. We are dedicated to providing you with compost that will enrich your soil and make your home-grown fruits and veggies strong. Here are three reasons that chicken manure compost gets the job done:

  1. Chicken manure is Rich in Key Nutrients

Chicken manure is naturally full of nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. When Rooster’s Organic chicken manure compost is applied to your soil, these nutrients work their way into the soil, strengthening it along the way. The healthier the soil is, the better your fruits and vegetables will be. 

  1. Chicken Manure on its Own Has Too Much Nitrogen

While chicken manure compost enriches the soil, chicken manure on its own has too much nitrogen which prevents your plants from growing healthy. When chicken manure is composted, the nitrogen levels balance out. 

  1. Rooster’s Manure Also Includes Micronutrients 

While macro-nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are all very important to soil health, Rooster’s compost also includes important micro-nutrients. You can find micro-nutrients such as magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc in our compost. Micro-nutrients are only needed in small doses, like vitamins in our diet, but they play an important role in the plant’s ability to extract nutrients from other foods. In a commercial fertilizer, such as 10-10-10 micro-nutrients are often missing. Our compost is basically a free nutrient boost for your plants.

In conclusion, choose Rooster’s farm-made organic chicken compost for your soil-strengthening needs.

What is Compost? (UB Advertising)

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Composting is a practice that is both eco-friendly and extremely beneficial for your garden. You know that Rooster’s Organic Compost works wonders for your crops, but you might be wondering what compost is and why it makes your home-grown fruits and vegetables taste so good. There are many different types of compost and composting techniques, but we would like to give you a glimpse into the process.

It Starts With Organic Material

At its most basic, compost can simply be described as organic material that has decayed. As organic material decays, it retains vital nutrients that are vital in strengthening soil. This process happens naturally, but when cultivated intentionally, compost can provide even more nutrients to the soil.

There Are Different Ways to Create Compost 

Any organic material can be composted: fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds, manure, etc.). In order to turn these materials into usable, nutrient-rich compost, you can choose the method that works best for you: aerobic, anaerobic, or vermicompost. 

Aerobic Compost

Aerobic composting involves keeping the organic material aerated using a tumble composter to mix up the material. Because the material stays exposed to the air, it breaks down quickly. When using this method, it is important to keep the compost mixture moist. Here at Rooster’s, we use the aerobic method to create high-quality chicken manure compost. 

Anaerobic Compost

Using the anaerobic method of composting is low-maintenance, but very slow. Since air is not introduced into the compost mixture, it takes longer for materials to break down. In this method, organic material is put into a sealed container and left alone for a long period of time. Anaerobic composting is likely to create an unpleasant odor.


Vermicomposting employs the use of worms to help break down organic material. Once set up, this method of composting requires little work as the worms are the ones getting the job done. 

Preparing the Compost

Once the compost mixture has decayed, we at Rooster’s work to cure the mixture, screen it, and package it for your use. We put the finishing touches on our compost to make sure that you are receiving high-quality, nutrient-rich compost that will improve your harvest.