What is Garden Humus?
People are often confused about garden Humus. Especially confusing, is when
contrasting it to compost. So, let's take the confusion out of Humus.
Lets start by understanding what compost is. Compost is decomposed plant
matter, that is rich in nutrients and minerals. After applying compost in
your garden, it slowly gives up its nitrogen, phosphorous and other nutrients,
slowly leaching them into the soil. Despite being "decomposed", the compost
breaks down further. What remains is soft, garden Humus.
Garden humus does not have the mineral and nutritional content to feed your
plants. But, this remnant of the decomposition process, is still a very good
soil conditioner. It improves the structure of the soil, helping to keep
the soil loose. It also retains water in the soil.
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