John Holman

John Holman

“Spring is in the air” is the report from my weekend front porch listening post, where I was social distancing as the local song birds were broadcasting from the tree tops. National weather service is forecasting the next two weeks a ‘warmer than normal’ temperatures, and with all the rain we’ve received, many folks are eager to get spring garden planted. One of the most prudent first steps is to take a soil sample from the garden area and drop it by the Murray County Extension office. Yes, we are still open and serving the community with research based information!

Healthy garden vegetable plants require healthy soil to draw nutrients from, and for ten bucks, a soil test will tell you if the soil pH is correct, if you need to add nutrients(fertilizer) Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium to your soil. The extension office has information on when to plant each type of vegetable, how deep to plant, how far apart plants should be spaced, and so forth.

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