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I pulled a soil sample from the new plot. I got it right before the ground froze earlier this week. I put down 5 bags of pelletized lime. I am sure I will have to add a lot more. I will follow the recommendation for limestone that the lab gives. They usually give a recommendation in pounds per 1,000 square feet.
The new patch is 6,500 square feet, the soil type is a sandy loam. It has a few trees to the south, but should get plenty of sun overall. From my point of view a little shade, especially late in the day is not a bad thing. Sometimes a nice shade tree on the western side of the patch can help the plant escape some heat stress in the late afternoon.

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