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Zone Poulsbo, WA | susabella added on October 13, 2017 | Answered

I like your article today on humus. Is humus something you can buy at the garden store? I buy bales of peat moss regularly, is peat moss humus? thank you for your response.

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Answered on October 13, 2017

Humus is a generic term for any soil amendment made of organic matter. Compost, peat and decayed leaves are 3 examples of humus builders. You can make your own by gathering all your neighbors' leaves, shredding them and tucking leaves around your plants. Worms and 4 legged diggers move the leaves into the soil where they will decay and eventually become humus. And have a compost heap! Here is a fun discussion of the term humus. There is a twist at the end of the article!

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