There are other factors that influence the soil quality and that they are no less important to know what species to plant and how to treat the land we have. This is the case of soil color and its pH, two elements that are also important to take into account and value in order to cultivate in it.
The color of the soil can give us clues about its content in minerals and nutrients.
As a general rule we could say that the darker the soil, the more rich it has in minerals or organic matter, which will make it more fertile.
It is very important to know the pH of the soil. This pH depends, among other things, on the lime content.
Depending on the pH of the soil we can cultivate some species or others. In addition, the pH affects the availability of the minerals that the soil contains.
There are many methods to find out the pH of the soil. The easiest is to pour a handful of dirt into a glass of distilled water; Stir well, let it settle for a while and insert a pH indicator test strip (sold in pharmacies) which, depending on the color it adopts, will indicate whether the soil is alkaline, acidic or neutral.
Obviously, we can also take to analyze the earth to a agronomic laboratory, where they will give us more information about its composition.
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