Surely on more than one occasion you have heard about the need for humus in plants and in the soil in your garden, but have you ever wondered what kind of element is humus? It is for this reason that today we are going to tell you a little about this organic fertilizer that is essential for the perfect condition of our plants and the land where they are planted.
Humusis the substance that results from the decomposition of organic remains. This decomposition occurs thanks to organisms and microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria. You are probably thinking that humus is a synonym for compost, however it is important to bear in mind that humus has a much higher degree of decomposition than compost, so it is not possible to know if it is of vegetable or animal origin. In fact, the degree of decomposition is so high that it is not possible for it to undergo further disintegration.
It is important to highlight that, organic matter that decomposes produces humus that can come from different plant fragments, such as root secretions, plants, even animals, and their excrements.
In the same way, we can talk about two types of humus according to the time they have been decomposing, so we classify them into old humus, and young humus. Young humus can be divided into two categories: those that have been formed in aerated soils, such as mull, moder or mor, and those that are formed in non-aerated soils, such as peat and anmoor.