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Strive to keep your soil healthy!

Today, I found a great article that makes some simple points that are really profound.

The information presented in this article came from the article, “How to Build better soil? Stop treating it like dirt” by Debbie Arrington

Here are of some of the points that I wanted to highlight from this article.

Consider these facts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service:

  • One cup of soil can hold more bacteria than there are people on Earth.
  • A single spadeful of rich garden soil contains more living species than can be found above ground in the entire Amazon rainforest.
  • If you packed all the microbes from an acre of land together, they would weigh as much as two cows.

“The most important thing to do when your soil is wet is nothing,” “Walking on or working a wet soil causes compaction, making it difficult for water, fertilizer, air, beneficial soil biology and roots to move through and function in the soil.” said Steven Zien, a soil expert in Sacramento, CA.


The article highlights the benefits of proper soil health. It is a good read with a lot of short recommendations.