One of the most important things you can do to be a more successful gardener is to get to know your soil. Digging in the soil and observing how water drains and plants grow will tell you a lot, but to really understand your soil’s ability to nourish healthy plants you need to test it. Soil testing is free in North Carolina, provided by the NC Department of Agriculture, and testing supplies can be picked up from any Cooperative Extension office. The current turnaround time for samples is nine weeks, so results for samples submitted now should be back just in time for spring planting.
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