How-To Home Soil Tests: 19 DIY tests and activities for learning more about your soil
The revised, expanded edition offers more tests and activities suitable for gardeners, homesteaders, permaculturists, homeschoolers, and budding soil scientists. Contains instructions for 19 low-tech ways to learn about your soil, including texture, stability, pH, drainage, and earthworm counts. Learn how to make your own pH paper, read soil colors, and what your plants can tell you about your soil. Includes charts, tables, glossary, resources, and why all soil lab test results are not the same. A good resource for anyone who wants to understand and improve their soil.
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What Is Soil?
How To Examine Soil StructureHow To Do a Soil Smell TestHow To Test Soil StabilityHow To Determine Soil Texture
Touch TestBall & Ribbon TestSoil Texture By Feel ChartCanning Jar TestTexture Triangle (chart)
How To Use the USDA Web Soil SurveyHow To Test Soil pH
How To Dig a Soil SampleKitchen pH TestRed Cabbage pH TestHow To Make Cabbage pH PaperLitmus or pH Paper TestpH Meter Testing
How To Read Soil ColorsInfiltration, Drainage, and Percolation
How To Test For Drainage
How To Do an Earthworm TestHow To Read Your Plants
Symptoms of DeficiencyWhat Your Weeds Can Tell You
Why All Soil Lab Results Aren't The Same