Ever wonder “what’s the best way to fertilize my garden”? It starts with testing your soil. Watch as Extension Horticulture Agent Jeana Myers demonstrates how to test garden soil for levels of plant nutrients, minerals, pH and acidity, and more, which will help you make the most informed decision, optimize your garden results and protect the environment by minimizing excessive use of fertilizers.
N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Soil Testing
Dig up more soil and plant nutrient resources in the N.C. Extension Gardener Handbook.
Developed especially for Extension Master GardenerSM volunteers and home gardening enthusiasts, the new North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook is an award-winning resource for research-based gardening and landscaping information. If you live and grow in North Carolina or the Southeast, this is your must-have gardener’s guide.