As we learned in the post: Do you know what lives in your soil? | Soil Food Web, microbes in your soil are incredibly important for plant and soil ecosystem health. The soil food web is responsible for helping plants get the nutrients they need. But how can the average gardener know that the steps they are taking to nurture healthy populations of microbes in their soil? Prolific Earth Sciences, a scientific instrument and analysis company, has come up with the ideal tool for home gardeners and small-scale commercial growers: The Microbiometer!
Do you know what lives in your soil? You might be surprised to find out that the answer is not just worms, bugs and dirt. The microbes living in your garden can have a significant impact on the plants' health and growth. This article will explore the concept of the soil food web, and tools the modern home or market gardener has to exploit soil microbes.