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Q.I’d Like To Have A Soil Sample From My Garden Analyzed. Whom Should I Contact?

Zone Denver, 80206 | Ruslwheeler@yahoo.com added on June 8, 2023 | Answered

We are not master gardeners but we have had 40 years of successful gardening here in Denver. We have a puzzle. Last year we took over a plot (call it 37) in a nearby community garden. The previous owners had not planted much. We planted squashes and zuchs in 37 and they flourished. This year we added a plot (call it 44) about 100 feet from 37. We know nothing about the previous owners of 44, but they planted various fruits and vegetables and then abandoned the plot. This year we treated both plots identically: same load of compost, same leveling, same varieties of seeds and indoor-grown seedlings, all planted through slitted ground cloth, same watering schedule, same dates of installing walls o’ water for the tomatoes, etc. The plants in 37 are flourishing but those in 44 are not.

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Answered on June 8, 2023

This sounds like a task for your local extension service! This link will help you to find the closest to you:


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