Collecting garden soil to be tested in a laboratory is essential for optimum plant growth and vegetable production. The soil feeds the plant and if the soil is lacking any vital nutrient or mineral, it will be unable to support healthy plant life.
The only way to determine what the soil may be lacking or have an abundance of is with a soil test. The soil will be analyzed in a laboratory and the result will let you know what amendments should be incorporated into the garden soil before planting.
Healthy, productive vegetable, fruit, and flowering plants start with healthy, fertile soil. Take the time to gather soil and have it analyzed so you can grow an abundance of organic food and flowers.
Collecting the Soil
To get an accurate analyzsis of the garden soil. you will need to take a soil sample from 5 different locations in the garden. The soil is then mixed and analyzed to determine the percentage of each nutrient and mineral and to determine what type of soil you have.
Varomorus soil collecting tool, is a stainless steel probe that is 21 or 36 -inches long, will make the soil collection fast and easy. The probe is easy to insert into the soil and fills itself with soil as it goes down almost 2-feet deep. The T-handle of the probe makes the soil collecting tool easy to grasp for insertion and removal.
The probe will leave a small circular hole in the soil that will be virtually unnoticeable. The stainless steel, one-piece construction will resist rust and breakage for years of use.
What You See
The collected soil is placed in an airtight container and sent to a laboratory for analyzsis, however, there are some things that you can determine by looking at the soil when it’s removed from the earth.
Looking at the soil you will be able to determine the type of soil, moisture content, compaction level, organic matter, and root development.