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Just got a hold of a soil report for my property!  RSS feed

 
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Hey guys,

I'm new to the forums... very glad to be here and growing stuff along side you fine gentlemen.

I'm about to build a bunch of Huglekultur Beds on a plot that my neighbor previously 'soil tested'... which I think is pretty cool, assuming I can use this information for good.

Here's what was found:

Ph- 6.6

(P) 22 PPM (low normal)
(K) 112 PPM (below normal)
(Mag) 250 PPM (ABOVE optimal)
(Calcium) 900 PPM (Perhaps a little low)

I've personally never encountered 'high magnesium before'... but I'm also not very experienced with all of this.

Trace elements
Zinc 4.8 PPM
Copper 2.5
Sulphur 12.1

I know nothing about these numbers.

So, while I'm throwing these beds together, is there anything that you guys think I should ADD, or should I just pile dirt on wood, and hope for the best?

Any recommendations will be very much appreciated... thank you for your time and help!
 
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Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even distribution
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High mag just means your soil retains more water (clay) than say calcium rich limestone/dry wall. Not really a problem. The below normal phosphate can be solved by amendments.
 
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Location: Western Massachusetts (USDA zone 5a, heating zone 5, 40"+)
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Did the test check for lead?
 
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Hey guys, thanks for the replies!

@Bengi, what 'ammendments' would you recommend?

@Steven... nope. No lead was mentioned in the test.
 
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