The Pittsfield Pilgrim
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When I was in undergraduate school at Southern Illinois University my major course of study was Forestry. As you might guess, one of the required courses was soil science. I never thought there would be so much to learn about good old fashion dirt.
If you don’t consider yourself to have a green thumb one crucial concept to know about pertains to soil pour space. The smaller the particle size the less space there is between particles and the less space between particles the less air space for roots to breath and the slower water travels through those spaces.