Soil Problems

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Soil Compositions

There are three main soil classifications in your yard, depending on the size of the particles, in millimeters. Sand being the largest at 2 mm-0.05 mm, silt being next largest at 0.05 mm-0.002 mm, and finally clay being the smallest particles at 0.002 mm or smaller. The ideal soil is 40% sand, 40% silt and …

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Growing Degree Days

To study the growth of plants, the cycle of insects, and when we can harvest crops, we devised growing degree days.(GDD) There are a few ways to calculate them, but I’ll discuss the one we like. Add the high and low of the day, and divide it by two. For example, if the high of …

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