Soil Testing

(Question)

My plants (both flowers and vegetables) are in an area at the cottage with a lot of spruce and pine trees, so I assume that my soil is acidic. I have added pelletized lime. Is there somewhere that I can get my soil tested to determine the pH? I would like to amend my soil to make it more suitable for growing

(Answer)

Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners.

From a previous posting on Toronto Master Gardeners, the following may be of help:

OMAFRA also has an excellent Online Gardener’s Handbook, and specifically the link that follows addresses pH in the soil:

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/gardbk/gh-ch3-1soil.htm

It sounds like you have a good handle on what you need to do to have a successful crop.  These tips should help you attain that goal.