Planning a spring garden can an overwhelming task. Where do you put your garden? How much space do you need? What do you plant? These are all questions we had when we began our garden four years ago. We learn as we go, but if y’all can learn from our mistakes you’ll be ahead of the curve. Whether you have a spring garden or are starting from scratch planning begins now! Every January we get out our notebooks, seed catalogs and look at our plot.
To collect soil for testing is a great way to learn the dynamics of your garden. In my previous post I discussed the reasons why soil testing is beneficial. Today’s post will focus on how to collect your soil sample. I used to think it was a simple process. Ya know, dig up some soil, place it in a mason jar and haul it to your county extension office to be tested. Turns out it’s not quite that easy. It’s not difficult, but more of