Testing the Health of Garden Soil

Doreen G. Howard shares information on testing the health of garden soil and a kit from Solvita Garden Care that will provide accurate results.

Testing the health of garden soil is an important part of good crops.

Testing the health of garden soil is an important part of good crops.

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Learn about testing the health of garden soil for good crops.

Testing the Health of Garden Soil: How Alive is Your Soil?

Solvita Garden Care Kit

The Garden Care Kit also includes similar tests to assess the quality and maturity of your compost. Each kit sells for $23.50 plus shipping, and includes materials for three soil tests and three compost tests. To order click here.

dragonflygal
2/9/2009 10:19:00 PM

I have been research soil for the last month or so(spring will come)for ways to create a more fertile soil. I read through a number of good sites and did learn a lot about soil that confirmed what I already knew ie the typical system of adding various materials to your existing soil followed by DIGGING IN. I have followed that process in the past with intermittent success. So I was very excited when I found your EXCELLENT site discussing the pros of using cover crops to sustain the fertility of soil and the process of building a new garden on top of the existing one without digging the new and old beds together. I need look no further THANK YOU FOR THIS FREE INFORMATION I can hardly wait for spring! I do remember my mother rotating her garden to use the nitrogen enriched soil created from her pea crops..... Val Stirling