Soil Testing (properly done) can give a grower important information about a soil’s texture, its ability to hold nutrients and moisture, its quantities and ratios of plant nutrients, and more. Yet the results of soil tests can also be misleading or outright wrong and laboratories may differ widely in their interpretations of those same results. There are many different opinions on how often to test your soil and how to go about it. And that’s just part of this puzzle. Soil labs may get varying results from the same sample of soil, with each being “correct” according to their differing criteria! Still, it is our position that soil testing is important enough to be worth spending the effort to do the test properly – and the time to understand the interpretations correctly. Below, we have accumulated some resources that we think will help in that effort.