Building Healthy Soil - Simple soil test and how to upgrade your soil structure. Fill quart jar full of topsoil and add water to almost full. Shake to dissolve clumps & let jar sit overnight to determine soil structure and how to improve it.
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.
Test your soil pH at home with ingredients from your kitchen Distilled Water (because it has a neutral pH. Use can use regular water, but it could affect the outcome) White vinegar (an acid) Baking soda (a base or alkaline) A bowl and spoon