Soil Types

Depending on where you grow crops, you may have to change your strategies. This is partially because of light, but mainly caused by soil types.

If your soil drains badly, can be moulded in to a ball with your hands and keeps that shape, it is probably clay soil. This is often hard to dig, especially after heavy rain.

Sandy soil drains well, and may contain visible sand, and if you roll it into a ball, it will fall apart. This is useful as it drains well, but plants often grow better if you dig in some compost.

Loamy soil is well drained and contains nutrients. It is evenly balanced, and possibly the best type of soil for an allotment.


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