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Question: soil analysis

Can you tell me if to chemically examine the soil composition of my garden you have to be an expert with expensive equipment or if it is something that even an amateur can do? If I can't do it, who should I contact? It is very expensive?

Terrain analysis: Answered: soil analysis

Dear Reader,
Thank you for contacting us about your questions about your new vegetable garden.
The analysis of the soil of a garden can be done in various ways. Simple kits exist for the determination of nitrogen or the main elements of fertility in addition to pH.
If one wants more in-depth indications, also concerning meso and microelements, on the structure of the soil and on the level of organic substance, it is better to turn to specialized laboratories for chemical analysis, both private and regional.