Did You Know? Healthy Soil

November 14, 2011

I’ve always been a sucker for useless bits of trivia…just ask my college roommates; I used to inundate them with factoids that I picked up from Readers Digest magazines. I thought that I would start a “Did You Know” segment here that will give you the leg up the next time you play a horticultural trivia game (but quite honestly, when was the last time you played?)

So here is today’s factoid:

Did you know that a teaspoon of healthy soil contains between 100 million and 1 billion bacteria?

But lest you think that’s a bad thing…that is awesome! Bacteria are the life of the soil and are what transform all of the other wonderful things in soil to a form that plants can use.

Perhaps we’ll start to discuss soil in my next post. And don’t you dare utter the four letter “d” word (dirt). The two are on opposite ends of the spectrum and I’ll explain how next time! Don’t forget to leave me any comments or thoughts you may have…and if you think someone else would enjoy reading about what we’re discussing, please send them over!

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