A Christmas puzzle

Do you ever get soil samples and have no idea what the plants were like, what health concerns there might be, what the growing conditions would have been?

What can we glean from just a soil sample and the soil food web in it?

What questions does this pose, and can we judge from the soil alone which plants grew best?

Hope, fear and skill building

Two main messages caught my attention today: Water availablility and a significant reduction in the UK wheat harvest. Water availability The first, in my inbox: An invitation from John Kempf’s RegenAg Academy to a course on water availability in the soil, and how to improve it.It asked the excellent question, why some plants suffer droughtContinue reading “Hope, fear and skill building”

Welcome!

As more and more plants struggle under the influence of erratic weather and changing climate patterns, with prolonged and repeating droughts, I need to understand better, learn more, and become a facilitator of soil and plant health. In my quest to do this, I am keeping this blog as a diary and resource collection. AndContinue reading “Welcome!”