The Permaculture Podcast

    Episode 1134: PDC – Soil Structure (Permabyte)


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    This episode starts off the series on soils. There are three total planned to cover this material starting with Soil Structure, then Good Soil, and finishing up the series with Degraded and Rebuilding Soil.

    Specifically, the following will be covered in this show:

    1. What is soil?
    2. Soil Texture
    3. Soil Tests: Ball and Jar
    4. Soil Horizons

    This is an updated version of the soil texture diagram. I prefer this one because the color coding makes it easier to read.

    Further Reading:

    Soil Texture:
    Soils Tutorial from the University of Missouri
    Soil Texture: From Sand to Clay
    Soil Properties: Texture An online Power Point Presentation

    Soil Horizons:
    Soil Horizon Designations
    Soil Horizon Layers

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