soil testing

spt30January 18, 2010

I have been seeing these soil testers in burpee garden booklets and such. I was wondering what any one thought of them. A bigger question would be how to read them and what to do about the reading. I know to add lime to soil to halp balance the ph but what if my soil needs more or less nitrogen or other compounds such as phosphorus potassium etc. thanks

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Catalog soil testers will just give you the basics, mostly Ph. If you want more detail, the Pa Cooperative Extension office does informative soil tests for a minimal fee.

Here is a link that might be useful: find your local office

    Bookmark   February 12, 2010 at 10:52AM
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