If your soil is swarming with worms you absolutely are not low on nitrogen. The nitrogen might be locked in biology, but it is there. The worst thing in the world you could do is add nitrogen at this point. (legumes and nitrogen fixers is all you need)
cameron johnson wrote:Thanks for taking a look scott I did till the ground for the first 2 years to break up the clay, a shovel would not even go an inch into the stuff, but the ground hasnt been tilled for the past 3 years now.this past year I did cover the area in clover and my plan was to weed eat the paths and I always try to companion plant but I havent gotten it balanced with the best use of the space, Soooo does this mean I should just keep the nitrogen up and see what happens this year? And a little extra info if worms or a indicator of soil health I could start a worm farm my soil is swarming with the little guys.
cameron johnson wrote:thanks again for the response Scott, yes my soil is full of worms if I dig a little hole say to put a new tomato plant in I usually have three or four worms just in that little area, so your saying that this garden by what i've told you and the results of the test that I should keep on with the mulching when needed and compost for whatever plants will benefit from it and this garden should be coming around at anytime now? Now I have one more question then Ill let this one rest, down here in mid alabama it can get very hot upper 90s to 100+ on and off for about two months during summer, I have talked to some who say they have two plantings one in spring and one in late summer because the heat is going to kill a lot of plants and our growing season is long enough to get a second harvest, now would something like shade fabric help during that time of year to keep the plants alive or is the two planting idea more logical or is there any other tricks that someone might know of to beat the heat, and by the way during that time the humidity is usually 60 to 80 percent so its kind of like we are just steaming or vegetables where they stand. Thanks again for everyone's advice.
cameron johnson wrote:I really like the sunflower idea I usually grow a row of sunflowers in the back of the garden, even if it doesnt work it probably wouldnt hurt to put a couple daps of shade around. Alright well thinks again for all the advice, now its time to sit back and ponder how im going to lay out my garden this year.