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How-To Home Soil Tests by Leigh Tate

 
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This PDF eBook from Leigh Tate's Little Series of Homestead How-Tos contains instructions for 19 low-tech tests and activities to learn about your soil: structure,  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 gardeners, homesteaders, homeschoolers, budding soil scientists, and anyone who wants to understand and improve their soil.

Chapters
What Is Soil?
How To Examine Soil Structure
How To Do a Soil Smell Test
How To Test Soil Stability
How To Determine Soil Texture
  Touch Test
  Ball & Ribbon Test
  Soil Texture By Feel Chart
  Canning Jar Test
  Texture Triangle (chart)
  How To Use the USDA Web Soil Survey
How To Test Soil pH
  How To Dig a Soil Sample
  Kitchen pH Test
  Red Cabbage pH Test
  How To Make Cabbage pH Paper
  Litmus or pH Paper Test
  pH Meter Testing
How To Read Soil Colors
Infiltration, Drainage, and Percolation
  How To Test For Drainage
How To Do an Earthworm Test
How To Read Your Plants
  Symptoms of Deficiency
  What Your Weeds Can Tell You
Why All Soil Lab Results Aren't The Same

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Thanks, Leigh. I'm looking forward to applying this in our greenhouse
 
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Looking forward to "digging in" to this! And super neat that I was able to buy this with Bitcoin!

Thank you, Leigh!
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