Did you know that you can check the biological activity in your garden soil by burying cotton underwear in it? If the soil is rich in microbes and therefore healthy, after 2 months there will be almost nothing left. If your tighty-whities are still almost intact, though … well, you’ve got some work to do!
For more information, read this announcement from the Soil Conservation Council of Canada.
What if they look like that before they get buried?
Oh, very interesting tip. Thank you!
The info doesn’t include what time of year to do this. How warm (or cold) does it have to be??
It could theoretically be any time of year, but it would longer in winter. Ideally, spring or summer.
Can this be done now (November) or is it more of a spring-summer thing?
More spring and summer in colder areas.
Now I know what to do with the tighty-whities that my husband ordered (in the wrong size).
Love the title and the post. It keeps soil testing simple in a very complex year. Thank you for sharing!