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Agriculture Clay Soil
In contrast to sandy soils, clay soils are generally very fertile. The platelets (tiny fragments) that make up the soil hold minerals and water.
Providing a garden with the best possible growing medium is essential for strong and healthy shrubs. They require a balance of air, water and nutrients to allow them to flourish.
- Original source of the nutrients that we use to grow crops.
- Clay soils feel very sticky and rolls like plasticine when wet.
- They can hold more total water than most other soil types and, although only about half of this is available to plants, crops seldom suffer from drought.
- Ability to supply essential plant nutrients and water in adequate amounts and proportions for plant growth and reproduction.
- The nutrients move from the soil into plants that we eat like tomatoes and other fruits and vegetable
- They are very late in warming up in the spring because water heats up more slowly than mineral matter.
- They are normally fairly rich in potash, but are deficient in phosphates.