Soil Test results

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Soil Test results

Post by Christopher A. Thompso » Sat, 27 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Does anyone out there have any experience with testing soil for Lime &
Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash?

I bought a soil testing kit this year and my results are as follows:

Lime (pH) = 5

Nitrogen (N) = 2%
Phosphorus (P) = 3%
Potash (K) = 12%

I think the percentage amounts are supposed to be what I'm supposed to
add ???

I feel that the Lime (pH) test reveals that I should add lime to the
garden, can this be done safely if I already have plants growing?

I figure I can add lime gradually to raise the pH, how often can this
be done?

As far as the other tests go, what kinds of adjustments to my soil
should I make?  I have been using 5-10-5 fertilizer and just started
using some Miracle Grow.  Any advice in this area would be greatly

Also, maybe someone can recommend a good resource for this type of
information.  My soil testing kit came with a small booklet but now
that I've gotten involved with soil testing, I'd like to get more

Thx CT