Why does soil health matter? Because if you want pest and disease-free plants that are nutrient-dense to nourish your health, you need healthy soil!
“Healthy soil has an ongoing capacity to function as a vibrant living ecosystem that can sustain plants, animals and people.”
– Anne Gibson
Do YOU have Healthy Soil?
There are many factors that indicate soil health including:
- a stable pH (not too acid or alkaline);
- good soil structure;
- ability to hold and release nutrients to plants;
- level of organic matter; and
- biodiversity of soil life.
A soil test kit will help you discover what your soil pH is. Picking up a handful of soil will allow you to get a feel for its structure and how ‘alive’ it is with worms and other tiny soil creatures.