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what is this thingamajig?

Posted by mamimo z5 IN (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 24, 05 at 13:48

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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RE: what is this thingamajig?

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: soil probe

RE: what is this thingamajig?

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

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