Soil Analysis

Asked April 24, 2016, 5:01 AM EDT

How do I get my vegetable garden soil analyzed?

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1 Response

Samples are brought to our office, here at 810 Barret Ave. 40204. We are open 8:00 to 4:30 M – F.

What we test for:

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/agr/agr57/agr57.pdf

Tips for Jefferson County routine soil testing:

*Take multiple examples of the area to be tested, 4 to 8 inches down.

*Mix these together to equal 2 cups of soil.

*Allow to dry thoroughly.

* Put in clean baggy/container and bring to the Extension Office at 810 Barret Ave.

* Bring cash or check, its $7 for each area to be tested.

The test results are mailed to you (we get a copy too) with your soil’s pH and readings of major and minor nutrients along with information on how and what to change for the plants to be grown there.

The University of Kentucky will test your soil, get results back in about 2 weeks, and make recommendations all for 7 bucks. It is the best deal in horticulture!

For more details on taking a soil sample:

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/agr/agr16/agr16.htm

We can also test for lead in soils. That test is done through the University of Massachusetts. Results take approximately 3 weeks to return. Please call us for the details.

Feel free to contact our office if you have other questions.

Let me know if I can help you further!


Carol Wilder
Horticulture Technician
Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service
502-569-2344
810 Barret Ave
Louisville KY 40204