We have received our second set of soil tests back, I wanted to post the results for all that have inquired. The first test was done back in November before we had removed the vegetation. We took about five different samples and mixed them into one, we had a normal nutrient test done as well as testing for arsenic and lead. Here are the results for that one:
BRENNA WRIGHT THE ABBEY FIELDS 13-325-0937 20131126 report_pdf_1930507-002 BRENNA WRIGHT THE ABBEY FIELDS 13-325-0937 20131126 report_secondary_1930508-002 ABBEY FIELDS NEIGHBORHOOD FARM 14-037-0544 20140214 report_pdf_1950274-006 ABBEY FIELDS NEIGHBORHOOD FARM 14-037-0544 20140214 report_secondary_1950275-006
The second we had done just a few weeks ago, after we’ve tilled. We had some concern about the chemical creosote that is used to preserve railroad ties. We focused our samples towards the railroad wall and also took a few sample from within the heart of the field. The lab technician said that the dangerous chemicals in creosote are going to be arsenic and lead, but that it would also be good to look for chromium and cadmium. So, we did that and everything has come back well under the average of what normal, non toxic soils have. Here are the second round of soil tests:
I would be happy to discuss these more in depth, let me know if you have any questions!