what is this thingamajig?

mamimo(Sunset 16)August 24, 2005

A while ago, I saw someone stick a long (about 2-3 feet) stick into the soil. Along the side of the stick are little notches that catch soil when he pulled it out. By looking at the soil caught in each notch, he can tell what the soil is like at different depth. Does anyone know what that stick is? I've looked at the garden centers and catalogues, but couldn't find anything like it. Many thanks!

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's a soil probe. There are many different kinds, brands, and at a wide range of prices. As a practicing consultant, I could not do my job without one. I use them all of time.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 24, 2005 at 4:55PM
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mamimo(Sunset 16)

Ah I see, the mystery is solved. Now I have the correct search term to feed into Froogle. Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2005 at 10:29AM
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