Growing A Healthy Garden With The Correct Soil Ph

The soul is the same.

Way only hold so much nutrients there so if I’ve got an overload of phosphorous in here they.

Got a problem is taking up room for something that’s needs to be in there and the key here to having a good soil structure and having a good sort is having the right amount of balance of each nutrient in there so that plant can take it if.

I got too much phosphorus in this soul then I’m not going to have room for the amount of potassium or nitrogen that I may need or one of the other elements there so that what you’re trying to do is.

Have an exact amount or close to the exact amount and that soil of what you need for that particular crop that’s right and then the last one of the big three potassium potassium is going to be important in opening and closing the stomata the plants which are going to allow photos which it means little openings on the leaves the underside of the rest so that’s what it’s that plant breeds someone taking some nutrients rather yeah and then it’s also important in the there’s a.

Sailor machinery called the sodium potassium pump which is gonna regulate some ions in another sales tax it really important for this we.

Got nigel is extremely mobile in salt moves throughout route really quickly.

We got phosphorus was the exact opposite level and the buffers didn’t leach out phosphorus is there once you put it there instead the only way you can get phosphorus either soul is by farming it I grew a corn or a high phosphorus living plant to take some that phosphorus out and then.

We got potassium which kind of meets in the middle of the 220 phosphorous is nitrogen it is classified it’s somewhat mobile so I’m.

It moves through the soil it don’t bind to the soil as easily as phosphorus does so it’s kind of.

In the middle in there on your soil samples you do see what your potassium levels are there but it’s something that you.

Have to really reap it into the soils if you have a deficiency of it because it will move my office but not as much is not gotcha so that covers the big three we’ll probably have to save the micronutrients for another show now I give those on the show down the road and talk about the importance of those things they take away and it makes me confused you and we.

Didn’t mean to the takeaway here is to make sure you do the soil sample and if you have any problems heck I’d be willing to talk to you on the phone if you need some.

Help that’s taking the soil sample.

You could call us and we’ll try to talk you through it or you can come try to figure that set key here is to understand yourself exactly what kind of soil you got and what it needs.

Uh-huh that’s right all right let’s get into our question here for the weekend as always if you have questions during the show or the end of the show put those in the comments we love to hear and if we answer your question on this week’s show we’ll send you.

This nice little book right here complete compost gardening.

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Our question this week comes from being yep and a long question but I’ll boil it down he’s talking about he sees some market gardeners who will put compost over their entire bed and then he’s seen our videos where we put it we bury our.

Compost with our fad system underneath the soil and wants to know what’s the advantages and disadvantages do it either way well.

The main things you need to understand about compost it’s a lot and I see this on a lot of YouTube videos a lot of people out there are using leaf based compost compost that is not very high nitrogen okay we’re using manure based compost and a lot.

Of theirs they’re using this food leaf litter stuff like that carbon-based carbon-based yep so which is going to be.

Really good for amending the.

Soul’s making the soils more workable adding organic but it’s not going to provide a lot of fertility right so depends on what you’re trying to do you’re trying to make your souls more workable you might want to put it over the whole area use some of that more carbon heavy compost I think if you’re doing like we do in using.

Manure based compost yeah I just want to put it right there at the base of the plant and plant on top of it I don’t need to put that in yeah personally I like working in regardless whether I’m using a carbon-based compost or manure that’s maybe not cooked all the.

Way off to the finished compost I like to work it into the soil go ahead and get broke down and then use it that way I further.

North you know it may be a little bit different but here where we live I definitely wanna be incorporated into.

Some about drew be indeed about putting drip tape on top he sees a lot people doing that we’ve covered this in the past a.

Understand why they do it you know drip.

If you put your drip tape down either underneath the plastic like.

They do a lot around here the big farmers or even buried early so it’s a lot better than putting on top and just leaving it up there that’s right.

So for us you know buried into the compost and also putting in a drip tape underneath the soil whether it.

Be a mulch or in the soils to wait again yeah and it depends on what you have available in Georgia I think I read a stat.

That they poultry is one of our biggest.

Agriculture industry so we got chicken houses they were good at sensitive chickens or you may not have that you’re composting you’re maybe more carbon-based it just depends on what you have available yeah what you got all right so that’s gonna do it for this week’s show on next.

Week’s show we’re gonna talk about planting carrots because.

It’s time we might talk about a little something about strawberries I kind of got the each depending some strawberries we never did that but I got do a little research on that and maybe planted me some strawberries so if he’s any buddy out there just planting strawberries in the south and you got any recommendations I’d be Collett comment.

Tell us what you think I’m all look for some some ideas and what to do there oh I see carrots and old strawberries next with all right we will see you then.