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97pounder!

Centennial Colorado

I think my soil has plenty of macro nutrients, but not many micro nutrients and minerals. Should I add this? What have your results been? Also how much? I really want to at least get to 1000 lbs. I will have tried for 9 years and only this year I have had a thought my pumpkin could make it.
Thanks,
Leif

11/22/2020 7:56:32 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

Type in:

soil test help

in the Search window of the Home Page, as everyone should do,
first-off;

you'll get quicker answers and you'll have all winter to research, literally, all you want - and then or at the same time, a specific question posted is always advisable if no results therein;

the first thing or person i thought of immediately was Joe Ailts (Joze);

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/MsgBoard/ViewThread.asp?b=20&p=659842

go there and see the first message from him about a book he has created for just your purpose, although maybe not Azomite specifically, but you now know what to do about that, lol! Good Luck!!! eric g

11/22/2020 8:14:12 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

I use azomite every year good stuff cant hurt Spread rate can vary. Throw it down like your feeding the chickens

11/22/2020 8:22:04 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

http://azomite.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/soil_guidelines.pdf

11/22/2020 8:45:10 PM

Gritty Kins

Banished from Eden

I am confused about the benefit. I already have a soil derived from pumice and ash. You might also. If so, sure it wont hurt your soil to add more. But... it could be totally unnecessary and hurt your wallet. If you have the money to play around with it then you might want to run a comparison. Try growing a plot of veggies half with and half without. If it causes a big improvement, then there's your answer. Because I don't know where you would test for the trace minerals like nickel or silicon etc. I don't how much it would cost and whether doing so would give you meaningful results. I think your best bet would be to plant 10 sq ft of carrots with it and 10 sq ft without and go from there.

11/22/2020 10:18:44 PM

Gritty Kins

Banished from Eden

I will say that I believe I have high silicon avail. and that it may be helping reduce powdery mildew. Powdery mildew seems to be less here than when I lived elsewhere. This is just the feeling I get. Its not something that they put on the tissue tests. It is just a theory I have come up with... that being in the ashfall zone of recent eruptions may be benefitting agriculture mostly in terms of an abundance of silica. Anyhow, I hope you learn what works for your area and you get the results you want.

11/22/2020 10:43:48 PM

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