HORTICULTURE CLINIC

The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Horticulture Clinic Is open to handle gardening questions, soil samples and diagnostic questions.  However the clinic is not being staffed regular hours and questions should be submitted by email to gardeners@barnstablecounty.org .  The clinic is not able to handle walk-in clients or phone calls at this time.

If you have a horticulture or gardening question please submit your question to gardeners@barnstablecounty.org  Please be as detailed as possible with your question.  For questions that involve insect id, plant id, weed id or disease/mysterious problem solving please include high quality pictures with your email so that we can make a conclusive diagnosis.  For pointers on how to take high quality diagnostic photos click here.   Do not send plant samples via mail at this time.

The Horticulture Clinic is accepting soil samples for soil pH testing during the covid-19 emergency period.  Soil samples must be sent by mail and must include this form.  Please make sure the form is mailed with the samples and filled out completely with a legible email address and crop designated for each sample.  During the covid-19 emergency the $2/sample fee will temporarily be waived with a maximum of 5 samples allowed per household.  For more extensive testing including nutrients and fertilizer recommendations – use the UMass Soil Testing Lab.  Instructions on how to take a soil sample.

Mail to:
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Soil Test
PO Box 367
Barnstable, MA 02630

The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension runs a Horticulture Clinic which provides unbiased research based information for all your horticulture and gardening questions.  The Clinic offers diagnostic services free of charge; these services include insect, plant disease and plant identification.   Proper identification also includes research based information regarding management if necessary.  The clinic also performs pH soil testing for a minimal charge of $2.00 per sample.

Trained Master Gardeners are available to answer your horticulture questions via email, phone, or walk-in.
Diagnostic or soil samples maybe dropped off at the extension office anytime Monday –Friday 8:00am -4:30pm or can be mailed.

Diagnostic Services

To make an accurate diagnosis adequate specimens must be submitted for identification.  Samples may be brought to the office or mailed.  Please use the following information on how to gather a sample and submit with diagnostic form.

Diagnostic Clinic Info
Diagnostic Submission Form

UMASS Soil Testing Services

The University of Massachusetts Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory is a UMass Extension program. The lab offers comprehensive analyses of soil, plant tissue, compost, and soilless greenhouse media. Please use the following information on how to properly submit samples.

Routine Soil Analysis – Form for Home Grounds and Gardening
Soil testing description and fees
http://soiltest.umass.edu/ordering-information

pH Soil Testing

For ideal plant growth, soil needs the proper pH level.  Samples may be brought to our office or mailed.  Please use the following information on how to gather a properly collected sample and submit with the soil testing form.

Soil Testing Info
Soil Submission Form

Additional Resources

Plenty of additional resources can help guide your gardening and agriculture endeavors. Here are a few we recommend:

 

 HORTICULTURE CLINIC

The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Horticulture Clinic Is open to handle gardening questions, soil samples and diagnostic questions.  However the clinic is not being staffed regular hours and questions should be submitted by email to gardeners@barnstablecounty.org .  The clinic is not able to handle walk-in clients or phone calls at this time.

If you have a horticulture or gardening question please submit your question to gardeners@barnstablecounty.org  Please be as detailed as possible with your question.  For questions that involve insect id, plant id, weed id or disease/mysterious problem solving please include high quality pictures with your email so that we can make a conclusive diagnosis.  For pointers on how to take high quality diagnostic photos click here.   Do not send plant samples via mail at this time.

The Horticulture Clinic is accepting soil samples for soil pH testing during the covid-19 emergency period.  Soil samples must be sent by mail and must include this form.  Please make sure the form is mailed with the samples and filled out completely with a legible email address and crop designated for each sample.  During the covid-19 emergency the $2/sample fee will temporarily be waived with a maximum of 5 samples allowed per household.  For more extensive testing including nutrients and fertilizer recommendations – use the UMass Soil Testing Lab.  Instructions on how to take a soil sample.

Mail to:
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Soil Test
PO Box 367
Barnstable, MA 02630