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Mason Jar Soil Test | Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay. A well balanced soil (also called Loam) will have an almost even balance between the three particles. If your soil has more clay or more sand you can help your plants by learning the best watering and treatment methods for your particular soil!

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Mason Jar Soil Test | Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay. A well balanced soil (also called Loam) will have an almost even balance between the three particles. If your soil has more clay or more sand you can help your plants by learning the best watering and treatment methods for your particular soil!

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You can test your soil and discover which type of soil that you have. Take 1 cup of cleaned soil (no sticks or rocks) and put in a 1 quart mason jar. Make sure it has a tight fitting lid. Add water until you have 1 inch of head space and put on your lid. Shake it up until the soil is dispersed in the water. Let it sit for 24 hours and then measure the layers. The bottom layer is sand, the middle layer is silt, the top layer is clay. Sandy soils are 65-100 percent sand. Loamy soils are 25…

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You can test your soil and discover which type of soil that you have. Take 1 cup of cleaned soil (no sticks or rocks) and put in a 1 quart mason jar. Make sure it has a tight fitting lid. Add water...

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