HORTICULTURE CLINIC

The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Horticulture Clinic with the help of Master Gardener volunteers provides answers to your gardening questions, plant diagnostics and pH soil testing.

Send your gardening questions to gardeners@barnstablecounty.org or call 508-375-6700 and leave a message.  The clinic is not able to handle walk-in clients at this time, so call or email.

pH soil testing or diagnostic samples can be dropped off or mailed.  Follow the instructions on properly collecting samples and make sure the appropriate form accompanies the sample and all samples are clearly labeled. 

Soil Test Sample Instructions

Soil Submission Form

Diagnostic Sample Instructions

Diagnostic Submission Form

Drop-Off Address
Place sample in Black Mailbox at entrance
212 Mid Tech Drive
West Yarmouth, MA 02673

Mailing Address
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Horticulture Clinic
PO Box 367
Barnstable, MA 02630

For more extensive testing including nutrients and fertilizer recommendations – use the UMass Soil Testing Lab.

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.

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 Sample Instructions
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 Test Sample Instructions
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 with the help of Master Gardener volunteers provides answers to your gardening questions, plant diagnostics and pH soil testing.

Send your gardening questions to gardeners@barnstablecounty.org or call 508-375-6700 and leave a message.  The clinic is not able to handle walk-in clients at this time, so call or email.

pH soil testing or diagnostic samples can be dropped off or mailed.  Follow the instructions on properly collecting samples and make sure the appropriate form accompanies the sample and all samples are clearly labeled. 

Soil Test Sample Instructions

Soil Submission Form

Diagnostic Sample Instructions

Diagnostic Submission Form

Drop-Off Address
Place sample in Black Mailbox at entrance
212 Mid Tech Drive
West Yarmouth, MA 02673

Mailing Address
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Horticulture Clinic
PO Box 367
Barnstable, MA 02630

For more extensive testing including nutrients and fertilizer recommendations – use the UMass Soil Testing Lab.