As we begin preparing our planting areas, it makes sense to know where we are, so we know where we want to eventually be... In other words, how should we begin to prepare our planting areas?
A very important first step, even before purchasing the several cubic yards of compost, is getting a soil test.
The soil testing lab that Pete Glasier mentioned in his presentation at Elk Grove is:
A & L Western Agricultural Labs, 1311 Woodland Avenue, #1, Modesto, CA 95351, (209) 529-4080. Their website address is: http://www.al-labs-west.com/ Call them, and they'll mail you some sample bags, which is how you'll send them your soil samples. If you've never had a soil test, it's an extremely interesting process. You will learn a lot about your soil!
Save time! Save frustration! Grow big!
Have a great week-end!