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Re: soil test results

> 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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