HUMUS: What is it, How to Make it

  Humus is nothing more than soil particularly rich in nutrients that are easily assimilated by the plant immediately. It is a true concentrate of elements such as carbon, nitrogen, iron, phosphorus, calcium and manganese, which are essential for the thriving and healthy growth of vegetation. Furthermore, by increasing the water retention capacity of the soil, humus makes it even more fertile. Biologically, humus acts as a source of energy for the development of microorganisms; without microorganisms humus would not exist, and finally without humus, life on our planet as…

HOW TO INTRODUCE WASTE IN THE COMPOST BIN

  Here are some tips to feed the worms in your compost bin, introducing our  leftovers food while doing home composting. It’s not just about throwing as much food inside as possible. My worms have preferences: they eat less in fall and winter, while in spring and summer their appetite increases. Introducing too much waste in the compost bin is counterproductive. By observing how much waste has been left since the last time you fed them, you can quantify the amount of food to introduce. It is always good to…