Getting It Done
Here we go, spring has turned to summer overnight and we are officially in high-gear mode at Chickadee Gardens. While there are a lot of plants to look at right now, I'll save a few of those for next week. This week it's all about the compost pile, the vegetable garden and chores.
Logan Labs. They gave us back a comprehensive analysis and made very specific recommendations through Grow Abundant, a great resource for helping calculate exactly what you need to add to your soil based on the soil test.
Feather Meal - 38 lbs
Kelp - 20 lbs
CalPhos, Soft Rock Phosphate - 59 lbs
Dolomitic Lime - 38 lbs
Bone Meal - 18 lbs
K Mag, Langbeinite, Sul-Po-Mag- 15 lbs
Biomin Copper (4% Cu) - 5 lbs
Potassium Sulfate -3 lbs
Zinc (Zn) Sulfate - 29 oz
Borax - 15 oz
Total weight: 199 lbs.
That's a lot of amendments, yes, but it will be worth it to grow nutrient dense food. We will likely have to have the soil retested a few times to tweak it a little and some amendments need regular replenishing. There is much science behind it all and I certainly don't understand it, but I take their word for it and recommend Steve Solomon's book The Intelligent Gardener for more information.
That's a wrap for this week at Chickadee Gardens. As always, thank you so much for reading and commenting and coming along with us on our crazy journey. Happy gardening to all!