Soil Test, Silt vs. Sand!
I was recomended by kimmsr to do a simple test to determine the composition of my soil.
I put a line 4 inches from the bottom of a quart jar, and filled up to that line with garden soil from two different parts of the garden. I filled the jars with water, shook them up and let them sit for about 2 days. From Garden Soil
Sample 1. This is from the garden plot we have been using for 4 years. We've added several inches of composted manure over the years, and last year I dusted it with activated charcoal. From Garden Soil
Both samples have a lot of sand or silt on the bottom, and virtually nothing else apart from the oraganic matter floating on top. I cannot tell if large layer on the bottom is silt or if it's sand. I'm posting photos in hopes someone can help me out. Also I find it is interesting to see that one jar has clear water and one doesn't.