With Spring on its way, I decided it was time to put the boys on a science project: get the soil tested. There are plenty of reasons to do this…
- to determine soil quality so our plants will be healthier — is it acidic, neutral or alkaline?
- to find out how much we need to amend the soil and with what
It’s unlikely that we have a lead problem here but I suppose it’s wise to find out while we can do something about it easily — before the garden goes in.
We’re sending our dirt bag to UMass to be tested. Dirt bag, heh heh. If you’re somewhere else, your university’s local extension office will do it for you. I’ll let you know the results in the next week or two!