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Re: soil test results


Great feeling to make something from nothing isn't it??  humbling and awesome all at the same time...

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 14 Sep 2003 21:15:14 -0700

>Hi Pam,
>I try to have the tests done each year, but it seems to happen no more often
>than every other year, if that.  I started with gumbo, similar to what you
>have, very fertile, but unworkable.  Now I have real soil, not just dirt.
>The tests prove it!!!  Congrats on being able to forgo the money and time
>nest season.  Rich in Z-5
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2003 6:52 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] soil test results
>
>
>> Thanks Kitty! And it's also good to know I'm a little over the top on
>> phosphorus too. Now I know to back off before it becomes a problem,
>> rather than after things start to keel over. I will do this every couple
>> of years just to keep track of things in my soil. That's a darn good
>> investment for 15 bucks IMO.
>>
>>
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Sat, 13 Sep 2003 19:23:49 -0500
>>
>> >Pam, that's wonderful.  To see the results on paper proving your labors
>were
>> >fruitful.  Admittedly, just looking at your garden would prove that, but
>> >sometimes it's imortant to have that verification on paper.
>> >Congratulations!
>> >
>> >Kitty
>> >
>> >----- 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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>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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Kemp TX/zone 8A



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