this years garden season

Asked August 10, 2016, 9:55 AM EDT

been growing tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins for 20 years
this year seems the worst
tomato plants are stunted in growth
last year I had about 60 pumpkins this year my be 12
is it the weather?
can I have my soil tested?

Arapahoe County Colorado soil and fertility issues

1 Response

Several other gardeners are having good veg crops this year.

If you want to have your soil tested at the CSU Soil Test Lab, go to http://www.soiltestinglab.colostate.edu/ Select Horticultural Applications for Gardeners to get forms to fill out, directions for taking a good soil sample, and the mailing address of the Lab. The Routine test costs $35 and includes texture, salinity, fertility, pH, lime level, and organic matter percentage. Results usually take about 2 weeks to get back to you, along with any recommendations based on results.