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#3165956 - 02/16/13 09:16 AM Re: Can someone tell me [Re: Football Hunter]
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In other words,7 is what most people are shooting for.
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#3165991 - 02/16/13 09:31 AM Re: Can someone tell me [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
In other words,7 is what most people are shooting for.


cool! lokks like i still need some fertilizer, but i was really worried about how to get the lime to the spots i was wanting to plant on and it seems that i will be able to get the smaller amounts I need in there myself.
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#3165998 - 02/16/13 09:40 AM Re: Can someone tell me [Re: Bone Collector]
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You dont need any lime,which is pretty cool,and very unusual.
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#3166898 - 02/16/13 11:46 PM Re: Can someone tell me [Re: Football Hunter]
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Not all plants "prefer" a neutral soil, but I know more about vegetable gardens than food plots so I could be wrong. I was thinking a slightly acidic soil is preferred by some plants. Not sure what likes to grow in such a basic soil (higher pH) but someone could chime in.
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#3168128 - 02/18/13 04:24 AM Re: Can someone tell me [Re: catman529]
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The pH on that would just not be accurate in my area, there would be a sampling issue. But I dont know about all areas in TN so I cant say it would be a sampling issue in your case. If I were you I would check the general info on that soil type in Web Soil Survey and see if it lined up even close to what your seeing as your pH level.
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#3168566 - 02/18/13 12:21 PM Re: Can someone tell me [Re: smstone22]
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A mineral deposit in the ground could have an upwards impact on the soil pH, I guess.

I did a little Wikipedia reading. There's some interesting stuff in there that I didn't know. If your pH reading is correct, you might consider planting brassicas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soil_pH

Look at the soil map - it shows the TN region as being mostly acidic, with a small finger of neutral soil. Of course those are just averages, so it's not impossible to have slightly alkaline soil. But as others have said, it would be unusual.
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#3168608 - 02/18/13 01:16 PM Re: Can someone tell me [Re: Bone Collector]
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Your soil soil pH is fine. Optium range for pH is 6.5-7.5. Your P is moderate and Potasium is low. Apply (2) 50 lbs bags of 0-60-60 per acre. Try to work this in to the soil before planting. Recommendation for N is 0-15 lbs per acre. I would wait for the seed to sprout before applying any nitrogen. If you feel you need it, then add 50 lbs bag per acre of 30-0-0.
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