Midwest Labs

Today, I am cheering because I can finally use @MidwestLabs as our twitter name again.  The name used to be @MidwestLabsNews and I had hoped to reclaim the Midwest Labs name at some point.  I think it will be much easier to use and communicate on Twitter and a lot less confusing.

On Google, I enjoy checking out the various search phrases to see how people are finding Midwest Laboratories:

“laboratory testing  omaha” ,  ” laboratory omaha” ,  “midwest laboratory”, “testing lab omaha”

Anytime, we can make our name simple, we need to do it and today marks one of those times.  So check us out on GoogleTwitter, Facebook and Linkedin

 

6 Steps to Collecting a Succesful Garden Sample

Taking a sample is probably the key to accurate soil analysis results.

Here are the 6 steps as reported in Organic Gardening

1. Get a trowel and a bucket. Be sure neither is rusty or made of galvanized (zinc-coated) metal, which could skew your results.

2. Scrape mulch and leaf litter from the soil surface. Dig out a wedge of soil about 6 to 8 inches deep, and set this wedge aside.

3. Now dig out a half-inch piece of soil from the hole and pour it into your bucket.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 at least a half-dozen times in different parts of the garden so that the soil sample represents your whole garden when mixed.

5. Use your trowel to mix the soil together thoroughly.

6. Fill the soil sample bag or container with the mixed soil, complete the paperwork and mail it all off to the lab.

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