Why is soil texture important?

Why is soil texture important?

Texture is critical to the success of our soils because it determines the spaces between particles of soil, referred to as pores.

The best soils for gardening have a range of pore sizes, and continuous or connected pores that allow water, roots and organisms to move easily through the soil. This is best achieved in a soil that has some particles from each size class (otherwise known as a ‘loam’).

Healthy soils have a mix of particles of each size:

  • small (clay)
  • medium (silt)
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