Have you ever wondered how some plants grow on a sandy beach? Different plants prefer different types of soil texture. We can test our own soil texture to know what plants would grow well or how to improve the soil for planting. All it takes is scooping a soil sample into a jar, shaking it up with water, and letting it settle overnight. After 24 hours, you will clearly see the ratio of silt, sand, and clay that make up your dirt!