my garden health

Asked February 17, 2020, 12:42 PM EST

last year during my growing season in my family garden my tomatoes and squash had fungus (leaves died out from the bottom up) and squash had borer. I guess my question is can I have my soil tested for treatment recommendations or what can I do. Thanks

Jefferson County Kentucky

1 Response

Making corrections in plant health starts with a soil sample. Soil fertility recommendations with increase the health of the plants and the best way to determine this is by testing your garden soil.
I've attached a link to UK 's Home Vegetable Garden publication which will give you information on how to take a soil sample.

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id128/id128.pdf

once you have your sample, bring it to our office and we can send to UK's soil lab for testing. Recommendations will be
sent usually within two weeks.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Wayne Long
Jefferson County Extension Office
4200 Gardiner View Ave, Ste 101
Lousiville, KY 40213
502-569-2344