Testing for soil health so we can work on improvements

After our last meeting we did four more soil tests around the site. The soil depth is not that good. But we looked at all these things (thanks Alan Coates!):

How much ground cover is there?

What colour are the leaves on the surface?

How many types of soil animals are there in a clod?

How far down can a soil probe go?

How long does it take for water to infiltrate the soil?

Are there many fine roots in the clod?

Does the soil have a crumbed texture?

How many earthworms can you find in a clod?

What is the pH at 10cm deep and at 20cm deep?

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