A fertilizer can make a difference in the environment and soil quality, and it’s a staple of backyard gardens and landscaping.
But the soil that grows banana trees is pretty poor in nutrients, and a soil test could help determine if you’re getting enough of them.
That’s the goal of the Plant and Soil Project, a project that tests soil quality by spraying water-soluble fertilizer on the roots of banana trees.
The idea behind this method is that soil contains lots of organic matter and water, and the fertilizers will break down that water to create new nutrients for the banana tree.
But soil is more than just fertilizer.
A good soil test will reveal what nutrients are in the soil and how well they are being absorbed by the plant.
Here’s how you can test your soil: