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soil testing

Posted by spt30 (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 18, 10 at 17:50

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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RE: soil testing

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


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