Some things grow in better in certain types of soil. If you are having trouble getting things to grow you may need to have your soil tested. You can order kits to test or many county Cooperative Extensions will test your soil.
What is a soil test?
A soil test is a process by which elements (phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, manganese, copper and zinc) are chemically removed from the soil and measured for their “plant available” content within the sample. The quantity of available nutrients in the sample determines the amount of fertilizer that is recommended. A soil test also measures soil pH, humic matter and exchangeable acidity. These analyses indicate whether lime is needed and, if so, how much to apply.
We have some new little people staying with us (I’ll explain about that in another post). They helped Olivia condition some of the soil for our seeds. This is the best kind of ‘school’!!!
The Real Food Link Up series will be posted each Wednesday. Please share how you are incorporating healthy REAL food to your diet, even if it is just baby steps, OR how your garden plans are coming along.