Humus

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Definition

n. Rich, dark organic material formed by decay of vegetable matter, essential to soil's fertility

Synonyms

Organic Fertilizer

Soil Conditioner

Compost

Antonyms

Garbage

Weeds

Chemical Fertilizer

Sentences

Gardeners recommend adding humus to the soil through compost to increase its fertility and to help add moisture to the soil.


Areas of land with little humus cannot support much plant life due to the lack of fertility in the soil.

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Soil Secrets 2: Understanding Humus

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