January 09, 2021
The Essential Soil
Soil is a lot like the human gut. Fuel in the form of leaves and manure lands on the surface of the soil and various organisms break it down into smaller, more digestible parts- much like our stomachs. The microbes in the soil (often with the help of fungi) then do their microscopic work converting these partially digested matter into food for themselves. What is left behind from this process are nutrients in a form plants can use for food and particles that add necessary texture to soil.