Soil Test Package- Basic


Basic soil testing service packages for farm and garden soil or soil container media blends.

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This package is a testing service for Salt Spring and South Vancouver Island clients to analyze field soil or container media blends for nutrients and other proprieties.

Service includes; on-site soil or container media sampling, lab testing*, report results and recommendations.

Field soil test includes; Organic Matter, Phosphorus (Sodium Bicarb and Bray P1), exchangeable Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Soil pH, Buffer pH, Aluminum, Hydrogen, C.E.C., percent base saturation of cation elements, K:Mg ratio, Sulphur, Nitrate


Container Media test includes; Organic matter, pH, buffer pH, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Aluminum (using Mehlich III extraction)

~ All analytical tests will be done by a lab accredited by Standards Council of Canada/ CAEAL

A balanced and healthy soil is key to growing a productive crop.

Nutrient availability and biological health of the soil can be determined though soil testing and will help growers understand their soil fertility levels and help plan nutrient amendments and crop inputs. These steps are important to build a healthy soil, optimize crop production, minimize nutrient inputs, and protect the environment from excess fertilizer run-off. 

For information on other tests for soil, leaf tissue nutrient, plant disease, water, compost, and compost tea are available;

Book a consulting session for custom crop recommendations

Additional information


1 test, 2 tests, 3 tests