NIAGARA FALLS, NY (Oakwood Cemetery) - Spring is here! Home gardeners are anxiously awaiting the time to plant flowers and vegetables. While it’s a little too early to plant because the danger of frost and cold ground temperatures can take a toll on new annual plantings, it’s a perfect time to test your garden soil.
The Oakwood Cemetery Garden and Landscape Committee invites you to a hands-on garden workshop to test your garden soil for acidity, or pH. The free, “Soil Testing Workshop” takes place on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10 AM to Noon at Oakwood Cemetery, 763 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Free on-site parking is available.
Participants are asked to bring a soil sample from the garden bed where they wish to plant. Using a shovel, dig down about 6 inches and take about a tablespoon of soil from 4 – 5 sites in the garden. Mix the soil in a baggie and be sure the soil is dry. Label the bag with your name and the usual plants grown in this site such as: annual flowers (lasting only one year), perennials (lasting multiple years), or vegetables. Bring the baggie with you for testing.
Master Gardeners and other skilled gardeners will assist you with your soil test and answer questions about your garden.
For more information, please call the Oakwood Cemetery office: (716) 284-5131 or go to: www.myoakwoodcemetery.com.
Niagara’s History is at Oakwood.