The Importance of Good Soil
This is why loam is the soil "ideal," as it holds enough water, and allows good root development, and also gives plants access to vital nutrients. But is it as simple as adding sand to break up clay, or adding clay to enrich sand? Not exactly.
In my quest to achieve good soil and therefore a good farm, I will be examining proper soil amendment materials, and practices and share what I've learned with you. I will also share simple D.I.Y. soil tests I found to help you to determine your soil's composition, and pH. As for nutrients, and contaminants, well, until I find ways you can test that at home, you will have to send samples to those scientists in white lab coats.