- Apr 30, 2019
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Hi! I live in zone 6 Connecticut USA. Been gardening for several years since my wife and I moved into our own home. My father always had a garden and I guess it just caught on. Anyway....on to my first problem. The last couple of years my garden hasn't done very well, so this year i bought a soil test kit as i haven't had my soil tested in a few years. What I came up with is that my nitrogen and potassium are depleted. Phosphorus is fine, assuming I did the test right, and I did do it several times and always came up with the same results. My pH was 7.5 in one part of the garden ( the older section) and 6.5 in the newer section ( I've been expanding the garden since i retired) While Googling how to fix my N and K problem everything I came up with shows fertilizers with higher P numbers as an overall fertilizer to use making it a bit confusing to me as the P in my soil is what's OK. Is it possible or even normal to have this situation? Do you think my test kit is sub-par? I used a Environmental Concepts Soil Test Kit #1662. https://www.google.com/search?ei=1jvIXJzWIYOg5wLkgoXgDQ&q=environmental+concepts+soil+test+kit+1662&oq=environmental+concepts+soil+test+kit+1662&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i22i30l2.20440.21703..24153...0.0..0.103.462.4j1......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71.ru0aT39GYS0 Anyway......should i just add dried blood to fix the N and some muriate of potash to fix the issue? Do I mix it in the soil now and roto till it again, or add some to the plants when i transplant them into the garden? Or do any of you have a better solution? Looking forward to hearing from all of you. Thanks!