humusy


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humusy

(ˈhjuːməsɪ)
adj
(Horticulture) (of soil) rich in humus
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As an indoor houseplant, select a good, fluffy, humusy blend that contains controlled-release fertilizer.
As soon as the compost smells sweet and humusy, we spread it and depend on earthworm diligence to finish its conversion to root-ready goodies.
Successful warfare against this pest includes providing well-drained, humusy soil for the onions.
Because so many shade plants come from woodlands, they thrive in the kind of porous, humusy soil typically found in the forest.
A better and faster option is to amend your soil with humusy material, such as composted leaf litter, which lowers soil pH, boosts organic matter and improves soil drainage--all critical for blueberries.
If you don't have access to humusy material, you can work moist sphagnum peat moss into your planting holes.
Soil: Ideally, most herbs prefer a light, open, humusy loam (ordinary garden soil with some organic compost mixed in) that is able to retain moisture, but has good drainage, on the slightly acidic to neutral side.
Even where the material was 8-10 inches deep, it was decomposed in 3-4 years, and several years later when these plots were tilled, the soil was beautifully humusy.
The spectacular wild goldband lily and, from the Orient, the showy Japanese lily--fragrant and free-flowering with large, waxy white, recurved pendant blooms--will do best among shrubbery, especially rhododendron, which also enjoy rich, humusy soil that is heavily mulched.