Hi everyone, there's a great article about soil written by some of our GROW Scientists that I thought you might enjoy. It answers lots of interesting questions like:
What's the difference between soil texture and soil structure?
What's organic matter all about? What practices can improve organic matter content in soil or destroy it?!
Is it better to create homogeneous soils (the same over large areas) or heterogeneous (more varied) ones?
Does adding manure, or using pesticides on your crops, influence the soil biota (things living in the soil)?
What do you want from your soil?
How do you balance food-growing needs with other environmental or ecological benefits?