Do you have a perfect patch of earth in the backyard that you use every growing season for your garden? As with most gardening plots, after a while nutrients leave the soil and amendments are needed.
Yet, without knowing what exactly your soil is lacking you may not know how to proceed with improving your soil to its once healthy status. .
There are three components to your soil: 1) Clay, which contains needed nutrients and also stores water well. 2) Sand, which allows or drainage. 3) Silt, which is made up of rock and mineral particles. It’s larger than clay but smaller than sand.
What comes is a simple test to determine how much water and fertilizer your plants will need, and all you need is a mason jar and a few supplies!
Go to page two to read up on mason jar soil testing!