VIDEO: Underground undies measuring the health of soil

Bury your briefs for National Soil Conservation Week

Believe it or not, this is a soil test in progress and it can tell you a lot about the health of your soil. Photo: Staff

Are you bold enough to soil your undies? The Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) is and it recently kicked off National Soil Conservation Week by burying several pairs of men’s cotton underwear up to the waistband.

After 60 days in six inches of soil, what will it all mean? A healthy soil will show that the underwear has been broken down by microbes, insects and worms. If your undies come out relatively unscathed and just needing a laundry, you have some planning to do to make your soil right.

Farmers can participate by burying their own cotton briefs and digging them up after a couple of months to see how their soil measures up.

To see how it was done, watch the video below as the SCCC launched its “Soil Your Undies” challenge.

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