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Depleated soil levels

After just carrying out multiple soli tests on my first  allotment, I've found that while the potash level ranges from an adequate to deficient level the nitrogen and phosphorus levels were depleted through out the entire allotment. Ph 6 - 6.5 The allotment will be used for a wide range of vegetables and some soft fruit.

Could anyone give me advice please on the best type or combinations of fertilisers to use to rectify the soil problem. The soil is of a normal free draining type structure.

Many thanks


  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Organic or non organic?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,586

    If its free draining, I would give it a load of well rotted Farm Yard manure. This will help retain nutrients long term, otherwise with excessive rain, it just drains straight through. Next spring , I would dose the area with 100g of Blood , fish and bonemeal every square metre.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,904

    Absolutely agree with Fidgetbones image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    You can't beat a good dollop of muck.

  • Many thanks for all your advice and comments folks, most helpful and appreciated


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