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  • Soil Testing

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    Mole Farmer
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    Last year my veggie garden didn't work out the way I expected. It just wasn't very productive and the veggies that I got certainly wouldn't have won any prizes.

    I've been reading online and think that I should probably build up my garden soil (It's pretty poor). I've also read that before I start I should get my soil tested…but, how do I do that???

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    Anonymous

    Mole Farmer – To test your soil you can either purchase a soil test kit (many are available online) or send a sample off to a soil testing lab. The problem is most university soil testing labs don't provide practical fertilizer recommendations that can be used by organic growers. I did a quick Google search and came up with the following webpage: Alternative Soil Testing Laboratories. It's published by the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) and offers references on soil testing and soil quality for growers using organic or sustainable methods. I hope this helps…

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