How does your garden grow? If it’s anything like mine this summer, weirdly. Some stuff grew. Other stuff turned alien-like. I’m going with possible soil issues, and not my mad gardening skills. You can pick up a soil test kit from Colorado State University Extension Office. Take it home, dig up some dirt and mail it to the Fort Collins campus, where a lab will do an analysis. Kits are free, though if you pick up more than three, it’s $5 per kit, and the soil test is $35. The office is at 17 N. Spruce St., and open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 520-7690, elpaso.extension.colostate.edu/soil-test-kits.
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