You know you’ve flown over the Cuckoo’s nest when you purchase a soil testing kit. Testing soil is not really how I want to spend a Friday night – and I’m not saying this was how I spent a Friday night- but wasting my time planting in poor soil is not a good use of my time.
I hope that through my trials, errors and self-education, we can all learn what’s right and wrong so we can have good soil and healthy plants. Two years in a row I have grown a trellis full of a beautiful green bean plant….with no beans. I waited and watched all summer as the vine grew and I got nothin’.
Why no beans? I was askew on a vital nutrient in the soil, unbeknownst to me. It would appear that my nitrogen was too high, causing a nifty plant, but no flowers, which means no beans. Get the lowdown HERE
The deal is, the more fruits and veggies you want, the more you need to know or you’ll end up wasting your time. And, in the short growing season we have in good ole Ohio, we can’t afford it! The good news is, an inexpensive soil test purchased at a local nursery or Amazon will do the trick and will be a fun and nerdy way to spend a Friday night.