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). 

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. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Donna, can you please recommend a reliable place for a Calgary home gardener to have soil tested? Thank you.