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Hi All,

I do realize that plant will only uptake minerals from the
soil if the mineral is there to start with.

My mineral content is mainly silicon in the form of rocks.
Not all that useful to the plant.

Is there a such thing as a mineral supplement to be
added to my fertilizer? I am mainly after magnesium.

Many thanks,
-T

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On 10/12/2018 3:33 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

I do realize that plant will only uptake minerals from the
soil if the mineral is there to start with.

My mineral content is mainly silicon in the form of rocks.
Not all that useful to the plant.

Is there a such thing as a mineral supplement to be
added to my fertilizer?* I am mainly after magnesium.

Many thanks,
-T


Epsom Salts . A tablespoon worked into the soil you fill around the
plant will do just fine . Don't overdo it , a little goes a long way .
Have you had your soil tested ? Your county extension agent can do that
for FREE ! I took in 3 samples from different areas of my garden late
last winter , amended the soil as suggested . Best year ever . Until the
F)%^[email protected]&)squirrels found my tomatoes . I'll be taking samples from the
orchard in soon , them trees is languishin' . My wife takes a dim view
of a tree that languishes . And I'm tired of hearing her comments about
it .

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On 10/12/18 1:44 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 10/12/2018 3:33 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

I do realize that plant will only uptake minerals from the
soil if the mineral is there to start with.

My mineral content is mainly silicon in the form of rocks.
Not all that useful to the plant.

Is there a such thing as a mineral supplement to be
added to my fertilizer?* I am mainly after magnesium.

Many thanks,
-T


Epsom Salts . A tablespoon worked into the soil you fill around the
plant will do just fine . Don't overdo it , a little goes a long way .
Have you had your soil tested ? Your county extension agent can do that
for FREE ! I took in 3 samples from different areas of my garden late
last winter , amended the soil as suggested . Best year ever . Until the
F)%^[email protected]&)squirrels found my tomatoes . I'll be taking samples from the
orchard in soon , them trees is languishin' . My wife takes a dim view
of a tree that languishes . And I'm tired of hearing her comments about
it .



Thank you!

What soil? Never got it tested.



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On 10/12/2018 4:18 PM, T wrote:
On 10/12/18 1:44 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 10/12/2018 3:33 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

I do realize that plant will only uptake minerals from the
soil if the mineral is there to start with.

My mineral content is mainly silicon in the form of rocks.
Not all that useful to the plant.

Is there a such thing as a mineral supplement to be
added to my fertilizer?* I am mainly after magnesium.

Many thanks,
-T


Epsom Salts . A tablespoon worked into the soil you fill around the
plant will do just fine . Don't overdo it , a little goes a long way
. Have you had your soil tested ? Your county extension agent can do
that for FREE ! I took in 3 samples from different areas of my garden
late last winter , amended the soil as suggested . Best year ever .
Until the F)%^[email protected]&)squirrels found my tomatoes . I'll be taking
samples from the orchard in soon , them trees is languishin' . My
wife takes a dim view of a tree that languishes . And I'm tired of
hearing her comments about it .



Thank you!

What soil?* Never got it tested.



* Well , how about whatever passes for soil that you are growing your
stuff in ? Gotta know what it lacks or you're just ****in' upwind .

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On 10/12/18 4:56 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 10/12/2018 4:18 PM, T wrote:
On 10/12/18 1:44 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 10/12/2018 3:33 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

I do realize that plant will only uptake minerals from the
soil if the mineral is there to start with.

My mineral content is mainly silicon in the form of rocks.
Not all that useful to the plant.

Is there a such thing as a mineral supplement to be
added to my fertilizer?* I am mainly after magnesium.

Many thanks,
-T

Epsom Salts . A tablespoon worked into the soil you fill around the
plant will do just fine . Don't overdo it , a little goes a long way
. Have you had your soil tested ? Your county extension agent can do
that for FREE ! I took in 3 samples from different areas of my garden
late last winter , amended the soil as suggested . Best year ever .
Until the F)%^[email protected]&)squirrels found my tomatoes . I'll be taking
samples from the orchard in soon , them trees is languishin' . My
wife takes a dim view of a tree that languishes . And I'm tired of
hearing her comments about it .



Thank you!

What soil?* Never got it tested.



* Well , how about whatever passes for soil that you are growing your
stuff in ? Gotta know what it lacks or you're just ****in' upwind .


Oh I know what my dirt is. It is nothing. The guy that
graded my property said I am 20 foot down from the top.
I am gardening on top of a sediment layer of ancient
Lake Lahaton, which accounts for all the round rocks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Lahontan

My soil could be from the moon and it is alkali too.

I basically have to make my own soil with peat moss and tons
of fertilizer.

No gold nuggets either. Not even any fossils.





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T wrote:

On 10/12/18 4:56 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 10/12/2018 4:18 PM, T wrote:
On 10/12/18 1:44 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 10/12/2018 3:33 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

I do realize that plant will only uptake minerals from the
soil if the mineral is there to start with.

My mineral content is mainly silicon in the form of rocks.
Not all that useful to the plant.

Is there a such thing as a mineral supplement to be
added to my fertilizer?* I am mainly after magnesium.

Many thanks,
-T

Epsom Salts . A tablespoon worked into the soil you fill around the
plant will do just fine . Don't overdo it , a little goes a long
way . Have you had your soil tested ? Your county extension agent
can do that for FREE ! I took in 3 samples from different areas of
my garden late last winter , amended the soil as suggested . Best
year ever . Until the F)%^[email protected]&)squirrels found my tomatoes . I'll
be taking samples from the orchard in soon , them trees is
languishin' . My wife takes a dim view of a tree that languishes .
And I'm tired of hearing her comments about it .



Thank you!

What soil?* Never got it tested.



Well , how about whatever passes for soil that you are growing your
stuff in ? Gotta know what it lacks or you're just ****in' upwind .


Oh I know what my dirt is. It is nothing. The guy that
graded my property said I am 20 foot down from the top.
I am gardening on top of a sediment layer of ancient
Lake Lahaton, which accounts for all the round rocks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Lahontan

My soil could be from the moon and it is alkali too.

I basically have to make my own soil with peat moss and tons
of fertilizer.

No gold nuggets either. Not even any fossils.


If you have to use lime to raise pH, use dolomite instead, which will
provide Mg.

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On 10/13/18 2:41 PM, ian Gay wrote:
T wrote:

On 10/12/18 4:56 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 10/12/2018 4:18 PM, T wrote:
On 10/12/18 1:44 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 10/12/2018 3:33 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

I do realize that plant will only uptake minerals from the
soil if the mineral is there to start with.

My mineral content is mainly silicon in the form of rocks.
Not all that useful to the plant.

Is there a such thing as a mineral supplement to be
added to my fertilizer?* I am mainly after magnesium.

Many thanks,
-T

Epsom Salts . A tablespoon worked into the soil you fill around the
plant will do just fine . Don't overdo it , a little goes a long
way . Have you had your soil tested ? Your county extension agent
can do that for FREE ! I took in 3 samples from different areas of
my garden late last winter , amended the soil as suggested . Best
year ever . Until the F)%^[email protected]&)squirrels found my tomatoes . I'll
be taking samples from the orchard in soon , them trees is
languishin' . My wife takes a dim view of a tree that languishes .
And I'm tired of hearing her comments about it .



Thank you!

What soil?* Never got it tested.



Well , how about whatever passes for soil that you are growing your
stuff in ? Gotta know what it lacks or you're just ****in' upwind .


Oh I know what my dirt is. It is nothing. The guy that
graded my property said I am 20 foot down from the top.
I am gardening on top of a sediment layer of ancient
Lake Lahaton, which accounts for all the round rocks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Lahontan

My soil could be from the moon and it is alkali too.

I basically have to make my own soil with peat moss and tons
of fertilizer.

No gold nuggets either. Not even any fossils.


If you have to use lime to raise pH, use dolomite instead, which will
provide Mg.


On of my big problems is how alike my soil is.

:'(



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