The Organic Heir | Soil Testing

Sometime back in January, I sent my soil sample to Texas A&M testing laboratory.  I thought it would be smart to have my soil tested, just so I know where I stand. Well, the results are in!

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I decided to only have them perform the most basic test, which cost $10.00. I knew that we would be able to do much amending…so, being armed with the basic fertilizer recommendations was my best option.

I assumed the soil would be lacking in the big three; N-P-P or nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. I was shocked to see that the potassium levels were in a good place. And, honestly…the phosphorus levels aren’t to bad! My nitrogen on the other hand….Yikes.

We don’t yet have any compost prepared since we’ve only been living here for 4 months. I plan on building that later this year and having some available compost by the next growing season.

So, what am I going to do?

I think I am just going to fly by the seat of my pants and see what happens. Ok, maybe not. I will of course use a variety of fertilizers. But, there will be no major amending taking place this season. We simply just don’t have the time or the money to do anything major this year. So, we cross our fingers and hope for the best!

I am going to try several different organic fertilizing options and record what I do. That way, I can look back and see what worked the best! After all, that’s why I started this blog! Time and good record keeping will tell what works the best!

Tell me, do you have any advice on how to improve soil quality? What’s your secret?

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