Green Side Up Host Richard Hentschel provides information on taking a soil test for your vegetable garden, lawn and other beds in the home landscape. Besides the typical Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium levels, a good soil test should include the soil pH and percent organic matter. Fall is a good time as the soil has had time to react with any amendments and fertilizers you applied in the spring.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.