Compost vs Humanure - What's the difference?

compost | humanure |


As nouns the difference between compost and humanure

is that compost is the decayed remains of organic matter that has rotted into a natural fertilizer while humanure is human excrement that is recycled via composting for agricultural or other purposes.

As a verb compost

is to produce compost, let organic matter decay into fertilizer.

compost

Noun

  • The decayed remains of organic matter that has rotted into a natural fertilizer
  • Dig plenty of compost into clay or sandy soil to improve its structure.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And do not spread the compost on the weeds / To make them ranker.
  • * '>citation
  • (obsolete) A mixture; a compound.
  • * Hammond
  • A sad compost of more bitter than sweet.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To produce compost, let organic matter decay into fertilizer
  • If you compost your grass clippings, you can improve your soil.

    See also

    * mulch (sometimes used interchangeably with compost ) * humus ----

    humanure

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia humanure)
  • Human excrement that is recycled via composting for agricultural or other purposes.