Get dirty – get to know your soil
Simple exercises to characterise your soil
You don’t have to be a soil scientist to get to know some of the essential characteristics of your own backyard soil. Anyone can get their hands dirty.
With a few simple tests you can find out some interesting facts about your own soil. All you need is a spade or garden trowel, a jar with a lid, some water, and either a soil colour smartphone app or soil colour sheets.