Tips for making homemade hummus

homemade hummus

If we want to plant in our garden we have to take into account that the soil in which we grow is of the highest possible quality for the correct growth of the plants. For it, the soil must be rich in nutrients, have good drainage, a large amount of organic matter, and be well oxygenated and moist.

Here we are going to teach you how to prepare a good quality humus for your plants. That way they can grow healthy and in perfect condition. Do you want to know how to prepare hummus?

Before starting with the explanation of how to prepare humus, we must mention that for a plant to grow well, not only the humus is important. Other basic factors such as they are it the irrigation, the fertilizers, the hours of sun, etc. As we have mentioned before, the land where we are going to cultivate has to be fertile, with a large amount of nutrients and with good drainage. Cultivating in pots or cultivation tables causes a greater depletion of the soil, which is why it is recommended to use organic vegetable fertilizer (compost, worm humus) or livestock manure compost (avoid chemical fertilizers).

The perfect soil for a plant does not exist. However, we can say that the most appropriate is one that is not too clayey but is enough to retain water and provide the necessary nutrients for the development of any crop. To start making our humus we must place our organic waste (fruit, vegetable, etc.) in a compost bin. In this way, microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria will degrade it into material ready to fertilize the plants. Worms can be used to speed up the composting process, but it requires other preparations

One thing to keep in mind is that you should never use animal remains for composting, since it is the main cause of putrefaction in a garden. In addition, it generates bad odors and serves as a focus for other animals that are harmful to humans.

Keep in mind that the site you choose to place the compost should be a site that does not accumulate much water and has good drainage. The plant material should be placed like this: a green layer, on top a layer with dry residues and on top a layer of earth that seals the other two layers of residues, you just have to make sure to add the layer of earth until all residues are completely covered. This layer provides the compost with the microorganisms necessary for decomposition.

the lower layers of the compost have a high quality humus

Once we have placed the organic remains in the compost (adding eggshells to the compost is good for calcium, although its decomposition is slower), we must wait a week to remove it. Thus We aerate it and add a little water so that there is humidity and lower the temperature. We also avoid bad smells.

After a couple more weeks you will have your humus ready to be able to grow plants. It will be a totally natural and nutrient-rich hummus.

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