QUICK TIPS - Nutrients in Soil - 2010-08-23

Calcium : most common soil that is low n calcium is acid, sandy soil along the sea coasts.  Adding limestone to this soil type helps raise the calcium level and raises the pH too Phosphorus : lack of phosphorus will cause plants to be stunted.  Shady or shale soils that don't contain much organic matter are most likely to be phos... more

QUICK TIPS - Fertilizer - 2010-08-23

  Every bag of fertilizer has three numbers connected with hyphens on the label, such as 6-2-0.  Those numbers are the NPK ratio-the percentages of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in the fertilizer.  Organic fertilizers have lower numbers than synthetic types because the numbers show the amount of nutrients that will be availabl... more