by Karen Dobbie, Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Posted on November 10, 2017
An unusual way of finding out about the health of your soil is sweeping the nation - #SoilMyUndies
How can a simple experiment involving burying cotton pants help you find out about the state of your soil? Basically, if the soil is healthy, then the pants will be full of holes after being buried for a few weeks as the tiny beasties living in the soil munch through the cotton. Generally speaking, the higher the biological activity, the healthier your soil and the faster the pants will disintegrate.
Follow #SoilMyUndies on twitter and check out the BBC News article: Moray farmer uses underwear to test soil fertility