Hume on Humus (humic acid)
Posted: Apr 15 2013
We came across Stephen Hume's great article in the Vancouver Sun on the importance of the conservation of one of the earth's greatest, and endangered, resources: topsoil.
If you clicked on this blog thinking that you were going to get a sweet recipe for a chickpea-based dip, you need to check your spelling! If you didn't know, humus is the organic component of soil, formed by the decomposition of leaves and other plant material by soil microorganisms.
In our last blog, we encouraged you to "freshen up" your garden for spring by working a thin layer of compost into your topsoil. Do your part to conserve and reap the benefits!
Interested in getting started? Check out our Earth Smart Compost Starter (ESCS).
Consider the following:
- One teaspoon of compost rich organic soil hosts 600 million to 1 billion beneficial microbes from 15,000 species
- One teaspoon of chemically treated soil can host as few as 100 microbes
Why not start composting today?