We have received soil test results for several plots in the Garden. The results are very similar. Here’s a summary:
- pH levels are in the range recommended for vegetables. No amendments to correct pH are necessary.
- Organic material in the soil (where tested) has increased to the recommended level. Good job with the compost!!
- There are no deficiencies in any of the nutrients tested and needed for vegetable plant growth.
- The levels of potassium and phosphorus are high (sometimes very high). Therefore, there is no need to add these two minerals to your soil. Only nitrogen is necessary….carefully read the label on your fertilizer. Buy one that only has nitrogen. Use according to instructions; please don’t overfertilize. (and potentially contribute to a Lake Erie algal blooms!).
Please ask if you have any questions regarding the soil in your plot.
Jo Ann Bartsch (firstname.lastname@example.org)