It all starts with good soil. Whether you're gardening 10 sq ft or farming thousands of acres, smart growers know that soil tests pay for themselves in increased productivity and targeted fertilizing that is made possible by a specific diagnosis of the soil's strengths and weaknesses.
The Complete Soil Analysis Report includes lab readings for the following tests:
Many years of soil audits on hundreds of different soils across the country have given us the expertise to develop a unique soil analysis package, appropriate for growers of all sizes.
Now comes with PVFGS's booklet Understanding Your Soil Analysis Report which provides the information you'll need to address your soil's needs organically. It is a practical, condensed education in soil fertility and the most current field-proven organic techniques for achieving it. It explains the readings given on the lab test and includes organic recommendations for all levels of deficiency.
You will receive a soil test bag and a sheet with instructions for taking your soil sample. Return your sample via USPS or UPS/FedEX. You will receive your test results and booklet in approximately 2 weeks. Note: this test is a standard soil test. DO NOT submit container media (potting soil) or organic amendments for the standard "soil" test. Standard soil test methods were NOT designed for these types of materials.
Please note that our information applies only to the levels found using our lab's analyzing process. Readings can vary greatly from lab to lab, depending on their methods and procedures.
I get a soil test every year of my veggy beds in the winter. I then know what to add. After 3 years my beds are MUCH more productive. I have January, Feb, March to find and add what they recommend--based on careful reading of the results and talking to the nice-helpful people at Peaceful Valley. It is the best money I spend. My pumpkins, tomatoes, etc. jump out of the bed.Review by Jim In San Ramon, CA (on 12/31/11)