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Re: soil test results

I was always real religious about my fertilizing and watering schedules.
Now I can skip that first step. Might actually have time to clean house
now! Sugar will be so pleased - LOL.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 13 Sep 2003 19:21:55 -0500

>> Now I can skip fall fertilizing
>Fertilizing is something I tend to do hit or miss.  Plants and bulbs always
>get it when I plant them, but successive fertilizer is frequently forgotten.
>However when beds are created I include plenty of long term organic
>fertilizers which don't leach and will remain available for a long time.  I
>know they'd do better if I'd remember to fertilize, but it never stopped
>raining long enough for me to get out there and do anything.  I am planning
>to mix up a batch of Leslie's rose recipe tomorrow to spread just about
>everywhere.  and last spring I doled out 35 # of B&B's Cricket Crap
>amendment, so most plants seemed pretty happy this year.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2003 12:06 PM
>Subject: [CHAT] soil test results
>> Well it's a good thing after all that I did that soil test. 3 years of
>> organic fertilizers, compost and mineral amendements have brought all
>> the levels of nutrients up, phosporous is actually a little too high.
>> Won't have to buy anything except kelp and greensand for the potted
>> plants for the next 3 to 5 years according to the lab's (TAMU)
>> recommendation. Won't that save me a boatload of money? pH has gone from
>> slightly alkaline to slightly acidic (6.8) too. Guess I can lay off on
>> the coffee grounds for awhile (except around my camellia). Even my
>> micro-nutrient levels were high also. Now I can skip fall fertilizing
>> entirely this year. What a concept!
>> Thought some might find that interesting........
>> :-)
>> --
>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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