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9/2/18 8:38 A

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Often times your local argriculture program will test it for free or for a very minimal fee. Check with local garden center to see where it can be done. As big as your state is and how much farming is done, you have to have a local organization that can help you. I will check with my local extension officer---she goes all over the country and will be able to give me the name of the organization there. I have a meeting on Tuesday night.

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9/1/18 7:11 P

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I do not have any place to have my soil tested and I am sure I can' t afford something like that. I have not ventured into planting veggies here. I think I am going to plant them in huge pots. I am a stay at home mom so finding time to water even with a little help from my 5 year son is easy.

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Sounds like you should get the soil tested in the back yard. Either that or it gets too much sun. I never did well with vegetables until we started growing in raised beds. At least the front yard looks nice. Great going on attracting all those pollinators. Welcome to the team .

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My Mom had 7 acres of with flowers and a big vegetable garden where I would go and eat the veggies I could when I was hungry because my Mom didn't use pesticides. I would help and one time she let me make my own little flower garden. Its sad to say I killed every flower due to being a child.

After I graduated from college I moved into a apartment complex where I had a patio so I got flowers. I had so many compliments so it made me so happy that I made others happy.

Now many many years later at my house of 2 years I have slowly planted flowers. I love climbers such as the clematis and moon flowers and hate invasive flowers like the hyacinth bean.

Right now I have zinneas, moonflower Bushes, and 4'oclocks in my front yard. I have lots of honey bees, humming birds, and all kinds of butterflies. I started these gardens this year and even had a guest want to dig up a zinnea!

My main garden in the backyard has not faired so well. I planted several perennials on a budget but they have died or look bad. I used to live were there was shade so I loved my ferns and hostas but have no place for them.

This year I had to be tight on my flowers so I just planted seeds and that worked great in the front yard but not in the back. Last year I bought 8 of my favorite clematis that rebloom often and they are still alive and I wrote down the names and order that I planted them.

That is me and my status. I do love veggies but I am good at killing them. I do fertilize with Fertiloom. I am on here for advice to and to learn new things. I am in zone 5 in Kansas.


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