Updated: May 9, 2019
The first step to having a successful crop is maintaining quality soil. Most soil nutrients are readily found in the soil provided that its pH level is within the 6 to 6.5 range. However, when the pH level rises, many nutrients (like phosphorus, iron, etc.) may become less available. When it drops, they may even reach toxic levels, which can adversely affect the plants. Getting a soil test can help take the guesswork out of fixing any of these nutrient issues. There’s no need to spend money on fertilizers that aren’t necessary. There’s no worry of over fertilizing plants either. With a soil test, you’ll have the means for creating a healthy soil environment that will lead to maximum plant growth.
Collect soil about 5" deep from five or more locations around your soil sight. Mix collections together in a pail and use the mixture for your soil test. Only about two hand fulls of soil is needed to test - such as in the image below.
Stop in today with your soil and get a simple soil test done in two weeks or less for as low as $20.00.