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Old 08-16-2016, 06:11 PM
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Does anyone know how to test the soil. I have a couple of Potato vine Falso Jazmin plants that I got from a bargain rack at Lowes because they were dying. Their doing so good, I want to plant them in the ground. But I want to be able to test my soil to make sure its good, and my plants won't die after I replant them in the ground. Any advice appreciated. (yes, I know one picture is sideways. Can't seem to get it the right direction) Just the way it uploaded. Was right side up on my computer. Oh well.. now I'm rambling.. I'm new..
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:36 PM
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Do you have an agricultural cooperative extension office in your county, or maybe at a local university?

Here, in my county in NC, the county Cooperative Extension website is very helpful, and it advises:
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Your county Cooperative Extension Center can provide a soil test kit.
Those kits are great, and come with good instructions for collecting samples.

Hope that helps.
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:47 PM
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Thanks. I'll have to look into that here. That would be neat if my county had a kit. I'll have to do some research.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:00 PM
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Soil tests


Two suggestions:
1) Local fertilizer/garden stores usually have several different soil testing kits. Easy to use and different price points for how much detail you want. Not sure if big box stores have them off season.
2) Google your county agent. Usually you can send a sample to them and they will test for a nominal charge.

The main thing is knowing what you need your soil to be.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:14 PM
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Thank you. I will definitely check out my local garden stores around here first.
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:06 PM
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Hi Bellaelle, you've likely resolved your soil testing issue for now. But, if you should be curious again in the future, we have an article on homemade soil testing methods that can be of help.
http://www.greenwoodnursery.com/blog...made-soil-test
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:02 AM
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Thank you for this Greenwood Nursery. I haven't actually tested the soil yet, so I will remember to do this homemade soil test.
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