How to determine soil type

To determine your soil type, take a handful of moist (but not wet) soil from your garden, and give it a firm squeeze. 

Open your hand and see whether:
1.    It holds its shape, but when you give it a poke, it crumbles = LOAM
2.    It holds its shape, and, when poked, still holds together = CLAY.
3.    It falls apart as soon as you open your hand = SANDY.

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