Friday, March 03, 2006

Dull information

1 inch precipitation
Also a lot colder. It was about 53F when I got home this evening. The cold wet weather has had an effect on the soil temps. While last Saturday the temp was 58F in the raised beds, today it is 52F.

I am still hoping to run across the soil test readings from last year, but in the meantime, here's this year from bed 2.
ph 7.0-6.5
N Depleted
P P2-Adequate
K K3-K4 sufficient-surplus

I'm thinking that I will need 36 oz of blood meal (11%N). I won't be needing the Potash (K) and I think the compost will boost the Phosphorus sufficiently. I am also considering adding Humic Acid as I am still scratching my head about how to get Nitrogen to "stick" to the bed.

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