Unique Compaction Test Using The Awesome Carrot
Learn how your carrots can help you test your soil’s density
Amazingly your carrots (and many other plants) can say a lot about the home they’ve inhabited – the soil. What makes carrots unique in this regard is that they, being roots, provide the best way to read how well the soil is structured.
You’ll also learn to read the carrots’ roots since they give a lot of information about how well they’ve been positioned in the soil.
What’s most important is – how compact (dense) your soil is. This is one of the reasons why some plants don’t make it, and why others find it hard to grow. If the soil is too dense roots will have a hard time penetrating the soil for nutrients. Too lax and there’s little stability for the entire plant.
This is where carrots come to help. As you read the article you’ll learn how to read your carrots’ signals and improve the soil’s structure and density.
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