Tag: making humus

  • The ABC’s of Soil

    The ABC’s of Soil

    Soil is defined as the thin, hopefully fertile, layer of earth that began as rock. Time and weather broke the rock down into fine and then finer particles. The breakdown process which is ongoing, exposes minerals in the rock which react with chemicals found in the atmosphere and in the bodies of decaying organisms such…

  • Composting Basics

    Composting Basics

    Managing living systems usually goes better when our methods imitate nature’s. Here’s an example of what happens when we don’t. People who keep tropical fish in home aquariums are informed that to avoid numerous fish diseases they must maintain sterile conditions. Whenever the fish become ill or begin dying, the hobbyist is advised to put…