Let talk dirt! Or what I really should say is soil. So often these terms are used interchangeably but not all soils are created equal. Sure, they look similar but in science class you will learn that soil usually contains the following ingredients-minerals, organic matter, living organisms, gas, and water. Dirt, on the other hand is primarily made up of sand, silt, and clay and sometimes rocks. After reading those descriptions, can you pick which is better to grow your plants in? Would you want a living ecosystem or something that is dead and doesn’t have the capability to support life? Of course, you would choose the living ecosystem because you want your plants to flourish.
Not All Soils are Created Equal