Friday, July 10, 2009
Get Your Soil Right
Plant growth is highly responsive to proper soil reaction to PH in the soil and ample supplies of nutrients, such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Send samples of your soil to your local County Agricultural Extension Agent; for a modest fee you will get excellent advice as to how to amend your soil for maximum productivity of the plants you want to grow. Lime sweetens the soil if it is too acidic, increasing the availability of nutrients. Sodium reduces excess alkalinity. Fertilizer hastens and promotes growth. All should be used carefully, according to directions.