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

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 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.