The Characteristics of Humus
The importance of humus as a part of healthy soil is essential to high crop yields. The presence of humus in the soil helps it retain moisture, and create good soil structure. The creation of humus allows soil organisms to feed and reproduce, and is often described as the “life-force” of the soil. The process that…Read More
What is humus?
While it seems like a simple enough question, “What is humus?” it’s certainly is not easy one to answer. The definition of humus according to the Encyclopedia Brittanica: “Humus, nonliving, finely divided organic matter in soil, derived from microbial decomposition of plant and animal substances. Humus, which ranges in colour from brown to black, consists of about 60 percent carbon,…Read More
The Benefits of Humus in Your Garden
Humus is a key to healthy soil When it comes to healthy soil, the importance of Humus cannot be overstated; it contains many useful nutrients and minerals, including nitrogen which is particularly important for plant growth. Specifically speaking, humus is made up of about 6% nitrogen, 60% carbon, and small amounts of sulfur and phosphorus.…Read More
The Difference Between Humus and Compost
When it comes to the health and production of your garden, The terms of ‘compost’ and ‘humus’ cannot be used interchangeably. So what is the difference between hum and compost anyway? And how can humus be used successfully in the garden? Oh, and just to clarify things a bit… humus is not the same thing…Read More