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Well fallhs. I've bought a 3 acres to build a dream.

Here's the soil sample results.

I'm no expert at all in the interpretation of results. I thought it could be a fun exercise to do here

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https://mediasite.online.ncsu.edu/online/Play/e5c9084a67ba4b55b9d93c1903e02fed1d?catalog=1ec0688b568a4a47a8ca8926e7b4ef1b21

The whole thing is worth watching. If you don't have time, skip ahead to about the 50 min mark where she starts going over how to interpret the results.
 
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A pH of 5.1...so, do you like blueberries?
 
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I've seen worse soil. Ph is not so bad, pretty darn good for berries and fruit trees actually. If you want to up that some then ag lime is needed.
The only thing I see way out is the aluminum content and that really won't create problems.
I'd just give it a light lime treatment and make normal additions for humus and start growing.
Plants have a way of making spot adjustments to soil that are to their own benefit.
 
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Thanks Will!

It's clearly the low PH that causes the low levels of main key nutriments.

So dolomise lime is the correct remedy for the case.

And Zinc should be dealt with seperatly. This is where I'm at now.

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Very key chart I've found.
 
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Yes that is a very good chart, it shows why most people are trying to get their soils to a pH in the 6.5 range.
pH in the 6.3 to 7.0 range and all the main nutrient compounds are easily available for plant take up, if the right micro organisms are present to help chelate them so the plants can make full use.
 
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Thanks for the recommendation Bryan. Helps with the newbie gardeners insecurities.
 
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