Organic Matter

Organic matter is the result of decomposition. Composted materials are organic matter. Humus is the stable endpoint of decomposition for organic material. Not a lot is known about humus, chemically. It is incredibly variable, so it’s hard to analyze. Basically it is the remaining resistant bits leftover after all of the easier to rot stuff […]

Soil Structure & Composition

Soil Composition Living Matter Mostly in the top 4″ of the soil. Good guys & bad guys…but large volume & diversity control the trouble makers by making it a competitive environment for resources. 1 teaspoon of soil contains: 1 billion bacteria several yards of fungal hyphae several thousand protozoa few dozen nematodes Bacteria attracted by […]