Soil pH Testing

Saturday, October 28 at 9:30am to 1:00pm

The URI Master Gardener Soil Testing service is free of charge.  You bring us a sample of your soil and we test its pH (acidity/alkalinity) and evaluate its texture and content.  Much of the soil in our region is more acidic than vegetable and ornamental plants generally need to get the nutrition they need from the soil.  We provide recommendations for the gradual improvement of your soil’s pH and health. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions on how to take a soil sample.

RECURRING EVENTS

  • Every Monday-Thursday 9:30 am-2 pm, April 1 - October 31, 2017, Gardening and Environmental Hotline, URI Mallon Building, 3 East Alumni Ave, Kingston
     
  • Every Sunday 10 am-12 pm, April 1 - October 31 (excluding July and August), 2017, Prescott Farm, 2009 W. Main, Middletown
     
  • Every Saturday 10 am-12 pm, May-June, URI East Farm Vegetable Demonstration Garden, Route 108, Kingston
     
  • Every 1st Saturday 11 am-2 pm, March-October (excluding July and August), Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence
     
  • Every 2nd Saturday 9 am-12 pm, April-October, Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacomet Ave Bristol
     
  • Every 3rd Saturday 9 am-11 am, April-October, Cumberland Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland
     
  • Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 9 am-12 am, June-October, Westerly Library (outside), 44 Broad St., Westerly
     
  • Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 9 am-12 am, June-October, Westerly Library (outside), 44 Broad St., Westerly


ONE TIME EVENTS

  • 9/2/17, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence
     
  • 9/2/17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, URI East Farm Demonstration, 2097 Kingstown Rd. South Kingstown, RI 02881
     
  • 9/3/17, 9:00 am-12:00pm, Fisherman's Memorial Farmer's Market, 1011 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882
     
  • 9/9/17, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Glocester Heritage Society, 1181 Main St, Glocester
     
  • 9/9/17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacomet Ave Bristol
     
  • 9/16, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, URI East Farm Demonstration Garden, 2097 Kingstown Rd. South Kingstown, RI 02881
     
  • 9/17/17, 9:00 am-12:00pm, Fisherman's Memorial Farmer's Market, 1011 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882
     
  • 9/23/17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Wilcox Park, 44 West Broad St Westerly
     
  • 9/30/17, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm, Smith Castle, 55 Richard Dr, North Kingstown
     
  • 10/7/17, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence
     
  • 10/7/17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Casey Farm, 235 Boston Neck Rd Saunderstown
     
  • 10/14/17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacomet Ave Bristol
     
  • 10/14/17, 9:30 am-1:00 pm, Wilcox Park, 44 West Broad St, Westerly
     
  • 10/28/17, 9:30 am-1:00 pm, Wilcox Park, 44 West Broad St, Westerly
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How to Take a Soil pH Sample:

You will want to collect the samples of soil at the plant or lawn root zone (around 6″ deep). You should be gathering about a 1/2 cup amount from several sites within the same area to be tested. Mix them together, allow the soil to dry. Next place 1 cup of the mix in a paper bag or clean container and label it. Collect separate samples from different areas on your property such as vegetable gardens, lawns and flower gardens. Bring all the samples to the soil testing location.

We reserve the right to cancel within one week of event if staffing by URI Master Gardeners is not available.

 

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College of the Environment and Life Sciences

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Free

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Cooperative Extension

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URI Cooperative Extension

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(401) 874-2900

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