This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

soil sample and winter rye

I mailed out a soil sample from my vegetable garden today for pH, nutrient, heavy metal and organic matter testing. I'm really interested to see how far off the nutrients are. Too much phoshate and low pH, I'm guessing. I also have a photo here of my winter rye sprouts. They're coming up fast.

topic: soil test



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you send your soil test to?

March 07, 2008 2:09 AM

Blogger carletongardener said...

I sent my sample to Dept of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Mass. They were very fast. Just over a week for the results to come back, if I remember right.

March 10, 2008 6:44 PM


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