Tag: what is 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…

  • What Is Compost

    What Is Compost

    Do you know what really happens when things rot? Have garden books confused you with vague meanings for words like “stabilized humus?” This post won’t. Are you afraid that compost making is a nasty, unpleasant, or difficult process? It isn’t. A compost pile is actually a fast-track method of changing crude organic materials into something…