Join us during the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, in which the Master Gardeners participate, is an annual celebration of the Cape’s most loved flower: hydrangeas. The ten-day festival starts on July 8th and […]

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Update

Please click here to read more about the highly pathogenic avian influenza that has been detected in wild birds in Massachusetts.

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Master Gardeners Children’s Garden Program

Preparing for the 2022 season The Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod operates a seasonal Children’s Garden at the Brewster Community Garden. This free program offers children ages 8-12 a […]

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MASTER GARDENERS SCHOLARSHIP OFFERINGS

The Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod is pleased to announce that it will be offering four $2,500.00 scholarships to four deserving students residing in Barnstable County. Individuals applying for […]

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2022 MASS AGGIE SERIES

Each year, UMass Extension offers workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills you can use in your own garden or landscape.  These workshops will […]

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THE SPOTTED LANTERFLY ARRIVES IN MASSACHUSETTS

PEST UPDATE: THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY ARRIVES IN MASSACHUSETTS The MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced on 9/28/21 that a small, established, and breeding population of the invasive spotted lanterfly […]

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HORTICULTURE CLINIC

The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Horticulture Clinic is open to handle gardening questions, test soil samples for pH, and answer diagnostic questions. Questions can be submitted by calling the Clinic (508) 375-6700 or by sending an email to gardeners@barnstablecounty.org.

Please be as detailed as possible with your question. For questions that involve insect, plant, weed identification, 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.

Soil and Diagnostic samples can be dropped off at 212 Mid-Tech Dr., W. Yarmouth. Soil Submission Form and Diagnostic forms will be available below the black mailbox at the front door. Please be sure your sample is accompanied by one of these forms and that your sample is clearly marked with your name and any pertinent information.  Samples can be placed in the mailbox when complete.  Soil is tested at no cost to residents and the limit is 5 samples per household.

For more extensive soil testing including nutrients and fertilizer recommendations – use the UMass Soil Testing Lab. Instructions on how to take a soil sample.

You can also mail your soil samples:
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Soil Test
PO Box 367
Barnstable, MA 02630