Dan Fish wrote:Thanks folks.
I have been trying to do some research myself. I was excited to see that my magnesium and calcium were "very high" in my soil. Then I learned that to increase pH with lime will almost certainly add one or both of these and that too much of them can cause all kinda bad for my plants. Lame. I know for sure I need more organic matter and that's supposed to help. Lot's of shoveling this winter it seems. I wanted to bury some logs in there anyway...
Anyways I will take some of this advice and run with it. Especially the part about waiting til winter to mess with pH. I have some Dr. Earth 3-9-4 organic fertilizer. Should I do a "tea" with it? The bag has instructions for mixing a cup per gallon for 24 hours and then pour it on. Would this maybe get me through this year and then I can dig in some rock phosphate or bone meal or whatever's clever after the season? I have hit this garden with an aerated compost tea 3 weeks ago so my organisms outta be pretty ok. I took the sample and then spread the AACT because it said to send dry dirt.
Thanks so much everybody!
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