This week I have shown pictures of the difference between a quality soil and poor soil.
Since my last update on Wednesday we received an additional half in of rain through Thursday. This brings the 7 day total to close to 3 inches. The really neat thing is that the top 1/2 inch of the quality soil in the garden area is already dry! We have had one day of light wind and sun. The field/poor soil is still sopping wet. (Note I will also be taking soil samples so we can compare them that way.)
So with more rain in the forcast for early next week if you had quality soil you would be back in the field harvesting while your neighbor watches.
You can start improving you soil, plant sooner and harvest quicker or watch your corn and beans shell and lodge. As a bonus for having quality soil it compacts less when you do have to operate in less than optimal conditions and will stick to your boots and equipment less making it a little more tollerable to be working.
Thanks for reading, have a great weekend, and I hope everyone gets back into the field really soon!
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