The zoo beneath our feet: We’re only beginning to understand soil’s hidden world – The Washington Post

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(Jon Hughes for The Washington Post)

 

By Adrian Higgins Gardening columnist August 9 The gardener has a long, touchy-feely relationship with the soil. As every good cultivator knows, you assess the earth by holding it. Is it dark and crumbly, is there an earthworm or beetle in there, is it moist, and when you smell it, are you getting that pleasant earthy aroma? All these signs are reassuring, and have been through the ages, but they are mere indicators of something much greater and infinitely mysterious: a hidden universe beneath our feet

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