Mason Jar Soil Test Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay.
10 plants you can’t kill image Star Jasmine The versaitility of Star Jasmine makes it an unkillable winner – ground cover, climber, spreading bush or indoor plant. The fragrant flowers appear in summer. They’re not fussy about soil type or aspect.
Creeping thyme spill over rocks: In early summer the plants are covered with stunning pinkish-rose flowers that last until the first hard frost. The stunning foliage stays all through the winter months. A very hardy perennial that attracts butterflies.
This site shows how to do a simple soil test and determine what kind of soil it is by using the soil pyramid. I would have the student bring in a soil sample from their house and conduct the jar soil test to determine their soil type.