While I have been dissing soil tests for home gardeners for years in favour of actually looking at both the soil and the plant health, this is the first time I have read a piece sympathetic to my views. Good job Heide - I couldn't have said it any clearer or better.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Soil Testing May be a Scam
We've all heard of internet scams but how about soil test scams? It's hard to imagine something as well known and long recognized as a basic soil test could be a waste of money and time for a home gardener. Heide Hermary debunks soil tests for Organic home gardeners in her e-book "Soil Testing for Organic Gardeners" (free downloads on the Society for Organic Urban Land Care (SOUL) web page).