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  • Place 1/4 cup of soil in your hands. Add water to your soil sample. Work your hands together to form a ball. Does your sample form a ball? No. Yes.
  • Sand.
  • Press down on your ball of soil. Does your soil sample hold a ribbon? No. Yes.
  • Loamy Sand.
  • Measure the maximum length of your ribbon before it starts to break. What is the measurement of your ribbon? Weak Ribbon: 2.5 cm or less. Strong Ribbon: 5.0 cm or more. Medium Ribbon: 2.5 cm - 5.0 cm.
  • Does your soil feel very gritty? Yes. No.
  • Sandy Loam.
  • Does your soil feel very smooth? Yes. No.
  • Silt Loam.
  • Does your soil feel neither gritty nor smooth? Yes.
  • Loam.
  • Does your soil feel very gritty? No. Yes.
  • Sandy Clay Loam.
  • Does your soil feel very smooth? Yes. No.
  • Silty Clay Loam.
  • Does your soil feel neither gritty nor smooth? Yes.
  • Clay Loam.
  • Does your soil feel very gritty? No. Yes.
  • Sandy Clay.
  • Does your soil feel very smooth? No. Yes.
  • Silty Clay.
  • Does your soil feel neither gritty nor smooth? Yes.
  • Clay.

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