Humus or Compost?

Veronika Bond Humus

Do you know the difference between humus and compost? I used to think the difference is pretty obvious. However, since this has become one of my favourite topics to read, write and talk about, I realised that it’s not that obvious at all! In popular English gardening literature the words are often used interchangeably. In German gardening books, the difference …

Maye Bruce's Compost Preparation

Veronika Bond Humus

Nearly 100 years ago, Maye Bruce, a gardener and founder member of the Soil Association in England,  began to experiment with the plant preparations recommended by Rudolf Steiner for biodynamic agriculture. Because the biodynamic preparations were difficult to make for many gardeners, incuding herself, she developed her own recipe. The result is a homoeopathic preparation. It stimulates the decomposition process, …