poisoned garden

(Question)

It appears that my garden might have been deliberately poisoned by some chemical interference. Can you recommend a soil analyst ? I live in Riverdale, Toronto.

(Answer)

I am so sorry that you’re worried about your garden, and it does make sense to have your soil tested if you think there may have been some chemical residue introduced into the soil.  Below are two links that I hope will be helpful to you.

I thought it may be worth mentioning that this long winter, followed by such a cold spring, has made many of us anxiously wait for some of our plants to make an appearance.  For instance, my own hostas are only today beginning to poke through the soil.

I wish you all the best with your soil testing, and I hope that you may see some signs of life soon.

https://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20Toronto/Toronto%20Public%20Health/Healthy%20Public%20Policy/Environmental%20Pollutants/Files/PDF/guide_for_soil_testing_2013.pdf “From the Ground Up” guide to soil testing

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food https://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/resource/soillabs.htm has a list of accredited soil testing laboratories. The link for University of Guelph Agriculture and Food Laboratory is a bit difficult to navigate to, so try this more direct link https://www.guelphlabservices.com/AFL/GrowersSoil.aspx