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Preparing your veggie garden for spring starts with a soil test

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By Susan Brown, County Extension

This winter was mild and I can’t believe it is already March and time to be thinking about getting started in the garden again. It is still too early for those warm season vegetables to be planted. The first and most important task in the garden, especially here in Brunswick County, is to take a soil test.
North Carolina is one of the few states that offer this service for free. The soil test report will tell you how much lime or sulfur and fertilizer your garden soil will need per thousand square feet of growing area.


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