Hello, and thank you for answering my question. I planted a redbud tree this spring. It's about 4 feet tall. I have cleared out a perimeter that's over a 2 ft radius. Can I plant tulips and daffodils in the outer 6-8 inches? Please say yes! :-)
Everywhere that I reseeded with some black dirt the grass is now yellowing. No amount of fertilizer or water will help. I have my soil sample kit but have not mailed it in yet. From what I have read it sounds like soluble salt. What should I add now before it dies?
Is it possible to get my garden soil tested for Ochratoxin-A? It is a harmful mycotoxin that causes cancer and brain damage.
I tested positive for high levels of it in my body, but my house came back clean. I am an avid gardener and eat the vegetables I grow. It is possible for crops to be systemically affected, yet I'm not sure if the toxin sticks around in the soil. There is very little information online.
Any answers would be deeply appreciated.
Why can I not purchase a home garden soil test kit?
This work is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension grant no. 2020-41595-30123 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.