daylilly99 said:Here's an update.
I sent in 5 soil samples, taking them from various of my raised beds where I do most of my hybridizing and growing on of new plants.
The results were pretty much the same for all 5 samples. No need for lime, phosphorous is very high, potash is very high. They recommended fertilizer with nitrogen only (or as close as possible). Urea is all nitrogen but you have to put it down carefully as it can burn plants. Another recommendation for fertilizer was a slow release lawn fertilizer, similar to what I just got a recommendation for from Jim Murphy. I got Jonathan Green Green Up (29-0-3) and a 15 pound bag is more than enough for one season. I had also gotten some alfalfa pellets and Jim says it won't hurt to put those down also.
Nematodes require a separate test, which I was going to do but I've discovered nothing outstanding with which treat them (or did discover a couple of things but at far too great a cost).
Let me mention that most all the fertilizer I have put down for years has been organic but it still made phosphorous and potash too high.