About Humus Compost

Humus compost is different from regular compost. It is different in the way it is made and different in the way it is used.  A small amount of dry clay is added to the fish manure and carbon source to form the original compost windrow. The consistency of the mature compost from this process will be more clay-like than that of regular compost.  It will consist of small moist colloidal  putty-like modules that are soft and spungy.  Only a small amount of these modules are needed per square yard of area that is to be treated.  When applying Fishnure humus compost to plants, applying the correct amount by hand is the best method. Manually broadcasting to lawns may also be the best method unless it is a very large area.  Ten pounds will treat 600 sq. ft. of lawn. This amount can be manually broadcast in just a few minutes. Normal fertilizer spreaders will probably not be useful because the relatively high moisture content of Fishnure can cause the spreader to plug up.  There are inexpensive trommel type roller spreaders on the market that are available that can be used for spreading Fishnure over large areas. These spreaders are barrel-like devices made from expanded metal.  The compost tumbles inside the barrel as it is pushed and is sifted out through the holes in the expanded metal.