Top Dressing Plants with Compost
This image is originally part of the article How to Use Compost
In this picture you can see a row of pumpkins that have been top dressing with rich dark compost.
Top Dressing Plants - The simplest way to use compost is to add it to the top of the soil around your plant. This method for using compost is called top dressing
and can be done to benefit indoor as well as outdoor plants. Simply use your hands or a small shovel to put the compost on the soil directly around the stem of the plant. This is a great way to use worm castings in your garden because of their potency and because you may not have enough worm castings to dig it into the soil in large quantities.