British Columbia: soil testing

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by smartzplant, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. smartzplant

    smartzplant Member

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    port alberni,british columbia, Canada
    Where on Vancouver Island would I do a soil test, my hydrangea bush is next door to a line of cedar bushes. Thanks for the answers to my other question. I sense that I have high acidity in the soil.
     
  2. growest

    growest Active Member 10 Years

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    As you probably know, the hydrangea flowers will confirm the pH for starters (mine are various muddy pink/purple tones coz my soil is right around 7...but most places on the coast are definitely acid and will produce nice blue blossoms).

    I would pop into the biggest full serve garden centre in town and ask them about soil testing locations...if no-one here can answer first.
     

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