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Definition of humus

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Definition as written by Greenwood:

A brown or black organic substance consisting of partially or wholly decayed vegetable or animal matter that provides nutrients for plants and increases the ability of soil to retain water.

Definition as written by flowox:

Decomposed organic matter capable of holding large amounts of water and nutrients. Often added to garden soil and sand to make a potting mixture


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