Soil Tests

I got the soil tests back from the Extension today.   We tested 3 separate areas on the homestead that have been cleared.   Most of these areas have been in evergreen nursery trees for many years.

 

It wasn’t surprising that the soils are acidic, so lime will be needed in all beds.   One surprising mineral that is short and had a significant impact on plants is Boron.     Phosphorus and calcium were also low so bone meal seems to be a good organic alternative for that deficiency.

With the information from the Pocket Farm Class and the soil test results, I’ll be calculating and creating an order.

I’m lucky enough that my friends Freda and Marino at Harmony Organics (www.harmonyorganics.net)  are local dealers for Seven Springs Farms (www.7springsfarm.com)  which saves me a trip out to the farm for supplies.   Check them out in Blacksburg!

 

 

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