Rain, soil and fertility

Rain falling on soil – that’s got to be good for the soil and the plants growing in it, right? Well, it’s actually a bit more complicated than that. While moisture levels in soil is an important part of successful cultivation, the composition of the soil profile and the amount of water falling on it can alter the fertility of the soil.

This article looks at that interaction, and at how minerals and other nutrients can be leached from the soil. Fortunately, it also offers solutions so that you can ensure maximum fertility in your soil, however much it rains.