Over the last 30 years in the compost business, we have learned a lot about compost. As we look through trade magazines or search the internet to find an answer to a customer’s question, we gain some knowledge.
As I was reading John Deere’s February Furrow magazine recently, I found an interesting article on Microbiome Mysteries. The article says that in a healthy soil there are over a billion, yes with as B, bacteria in a gram of soil, as well as over 100,000 actinomycetes and a million fungi. When you consider there are 454 grams in a pound, those numbers are astronomical. I also heard one scientist say that in a spoonful of healthy soil, there are more organisms than there are people on earth.