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Optimum Soil Nutrients for a Vegetable Garden in Sandy Soil

Zone 7 | divinman2 added on September 6, 2012 | Answered

I know that different vegetables require different levels of NPK. My question: Is there a general guide for these amounts? Thanks

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Heather
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Answered on September 16, 2012

This article on interpreting soil tests gives you the general ranges that are considered healthy for all nutrients in the soil:
http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/14361/ec1478.pdf;jsessionid=7B15AA030DA9997721BDB985E6FA97F7?sequence=1

While vegetables do need different levels, you can kind of think of your soil as a buffet for your plants. They will take what they need and you just need to make sure you have enough of any and all nutrients to keep them happy.

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