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Should I test my soil every year?

Should I test my soil every year?

A: I purchased an inexpensive soil test kit from my local independent garden center to test my pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium levels in my vegetable garden raised beds and was not surprised by the results.  While the pH, phosphorus and potassium levels were within acceptable levels, the nitrogen level was so low it didn’t even register.  And I add loads of compost to the soil every year and feed on a regular basis.  So it’s worth the time to test your soil every year or two.

Keith Funk is handling our Q & A this year. You may have visited one of Keith’s Denver area gardens on a tour or know him from his years at Echter’s and now at Nick’s Garden Center. For 30 years he’s been heard every Saturday morning from 7-9 with fellow Wise Guy, Jim Borland, on the Garden Wise Radio Show on Legends 810AM.



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