Taking a Closer Look at Soil – Jar Test



Check out this article on soil. I think it is a great illustration of why we need to be familiar with the makeup of our soil for gardening and harvesting food products.

The experiment is explained very well in this article, “Gardener: A simple soil test”.  The writer, Joe Lamp’l does a very thorough job of explaining the experiment and what the “visual information” really shows.

Do you really know how your soil holds water?  Do you understand what type of soil you are working with.

Try the Jar Test – It may show you some interesting information.

Of course if you are a professional grower/farmer, you can always opt to have your soil tested at a laboratory too.

Great article!  Be sure to check it out.